Govt Claims Loadshedding Has Ended Angers Social Media

According to a recent statement by a government official, the loadshedding is a story of the past now. Many parts of the country will be free from all kinds of electricity loadshedding, the government claims.

Claiming that load shedding is history now, Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari said that 5,297 feeders would be free of load shedding from Monday (today).

On Sunday, Power Division Minister Sardar Awais Leghari addressed the media claiming that we have made 63% of the feeders totally loadshedding free. He further added that before achieving this milestone, only two hundred and thirty-six out of 8,600 feeders were 100% load shedding free.

“The zero load-shedding feeders include LESCO 1227, GEPCO 748, FESCO 896, IESCO 710, MEPCO 763, PESCO 309, HESCO, 204, QUESCO 61, and tribal areas 29 feeders,” he claimed while presenting the list of load shedding free feeders.

He said that the feeders that observe losses below 10% would face no load shedding at all.

He also assured that the rural citizens would avail equal distribution of electricity from now on. There wouldn’t be any difference in terms of electricity distribution.

Answering a question, Leghari said that “16, 477 MW of electricity is being generated in the country today, out of which 2,700 MW of electricity is surplus.”

In a final note, Minister Leghari requested the people to help the power companies in overcoming the electricity theft so that they may fully get rid of loadshedding.

The Blunders

The claims of the government have failed miserably, considering the fact that a number of regions are still experiencing load-shedding problems. In addition, the numbers don’t add up.

Some of the plants, which were considered functional in the statement released aren’t even fully functional. The claims will be put to test once the winter is over since there is minimal use of electricity this time of the year and loadshedding levels drop to a minimum this time of the year.

To top it all off, add all the numbers and you won’t get the “Grand Total” mentioned in the official image unless the non-important projects added over one-fourth of the whole installed capacity.

How Twitter Reacted

Twitter never fails to disappoint, particularly when it comes to pointing out the mistakes made by the political parties. The post which started it all.

Here’s what people said about the claim.

It’s difficult to fool the nation these days.

Not just others provinces, even Punjab is not load-shedding free yet.

The comedy of errors.

Here’s another claim made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Khawaja Asif.

Balochistan is a part of Pakistan, isn’t it?

The pinds are still facing load-shedding problems.

In the winters.

Even Lahore.

Let’s talk about Sui Gas, shall we?

In a parallel universe, I guess.

Is it for just point-scoring?

What goes around comes around.

Let’s see what you have to say about the claims of the government. Sound your views in the comments section.