PML-N’s Abbasi says govt ‘sorry’ for loadshedding, promises improvement in coming days

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the government was “sorry” for the prevalent loadshedding and promised that issues would be solved in the coming days.

In a press conference on Monday, the former premier said that there existed a power shortfall of 4,000 megawatts and the government was in need of time to make right the power crisis.

Abbasi said that authorities had to choose four-hour loadshedding across the country due to the shortfall.

He said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting on Monday regarding this to reduce the loadshedding time to 3.5 hours.

He apprised the audience that additional funds had been released to aid power providers.

Abbasi further said that the next phase would involve import of coal which would reduce loadshedding below three hours by June 16, and by June 30, the power shutdowns would be between 1.5-2 hours.