8 Hours of Loadshedding During Ramzan: Govt Official

Summer has announced its arrival with blistering consequences in Pakistan. The mercury is expected to stay (and rise) from sub-30 degrees to 40 plus throughout June and July in the temperate region that Pakistan is located in.

Given this scenario, yesterday a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee was informed by the Secretary for Water and Power himself that efforts will be made to supply uninterrupted power supply to domestic consumers during Iftar and Sehr timings.

The Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power was chaired by Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar. They were informed that the move is expected to take effect throughout the country, including Karachi. K-Electric will also be informed by the government to ensure that no hassles occur for Karachi citizens during the Iftar and Sehri timings in the mega city.

The meeting also reviewed the load-shedding schedule for summer 2016, as well as the functioning of power companies.

8 Hour Loadshedding to be Observed in Rural Areas

The Secretary for Water and Power, Mr. Muhammad Younas Daga, has also announced that there will be 8 hours of load-shedding in rural areas during the holy month of Ramzan. Urban areas will see an average of 6 hours of load-shedding.

The move comes in the wake of an impending heatwave in the June-July months, making life unbearable for most. The issue of load-shedding is expected to add to the miseries of the affected rural areas.

Not to mention that last year a severe heatwave in Karachi (and some other parts of the country) claimed 1500+ lives. With the 8 hour loadshedding, water pumps in villages and other rural areas are expected to be affected.


  • Adeel

    It’s a lollipop nothing else.
    Sehri aur iftar k time load shedding hogi aur zarur hogi ?

  • KMQ

    Bhai tu abhi kaunsa kam ja rahi hai, abhi bhi Karachi (Liyari) 7.5 hours tu jati hi hai fixed for 2.5 hours each 3 times a day. Aur baki jo beech main aankh macholi hoti hai light ki from 30 minutes to 2 hours and some times even more woh sab bonus hai..

    • UsmanAzam

      BHai aap layari se hain?

    • Adeel

      Bhai shukar karen aati to hai ??

  • Saqib

    bhai rural areas mn b wesay hi insan rehtay hn jesay urban mn

  • Ryzvonusef

    Why curse them, if we wanted electricity now we should have made power plants ten years ago.

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      G, waaqi sahi keh rhe hain aap. Noon govt ka koi qusoor nahi is main.
      Let’s curse someone else.

  • Waqas

    It’s already 8 hours load shedding daily. What’s new?

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    Aftar, Sehri aur Taraveeh kay time light na jae ye kaise ho skta hai ramzan main.
    Light pehle hi 7.5+ hours jaati hai hamari taraf aur ye avg 6 hours kaha hai matlab kay jo exempted areas hain wahan k bajae bhi light dosray elaqoun main jaegi.

    Jiay Pakistan!

  • Arshad Ali

    Dhub marjana chahye govt of pakistan ko phr bhi 6 hrs loadshedding lanat ho tm sb logon pe pakistani govt:

    • G

      Jaise awaam waise hukmaran. Awaam (majority 75% to 85%) kudh cheater hain aur leaders doodh ke dulle farishte chiye, phir yahi hona hai.

      • Adeel

        Allah ap ko nek amaal karne ki toufiq ata farmaye ta k hamen ache hukmaran mile aur sath mein ap ko hidayat b mile.
        Amin ?