The duration of loadshedding across the country is likely to be increased by five hours as the shortage of water release from the dams caused closing down of some 17 power generating units, which resulted into the shortfall of 3,700MW.

The nine power generation units of Tarbela Dam has caused a power shortfall of 2,811MW.Currently, only 660megawatts power is being generated in Tarbela Dam, while the power generation of Mnagla Dam fell from 1,000 to 75MW owing to the shutting down of eight of its power units.
According to Irsa, the release of water from dams has been reduced to 18,000 cusecs due to the desilting drive initiated on December 25.

The decline in hydel power generation and shortage of gas supply to the power units caused 3,000MW electricity shortfall.
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