Load shedding in Pakistan
Electricity is in short supply in Pakistan, and as a result electric load shedding, breakdowns, power outages, fluctuations, blackouts, etc, are a common feature in the country. Whether it is summer or winter load shedding is there. Sometimes it is scheduled, while on other occasions it is totally unscheduled. The latter is the worst because it causes untold problems and hardships to the electricity dependent community. It can be confidently said that the electric supply has never been reliable at any time in Pakistan
There are many factors behind electric load shedding in Pakistan. These factors include shortage in river waters, over-population, new connections, electric supply to villages, low generation of electricity fewer dams, power-theft, lice losses, etc. Then, load shedding is the result of corruption of electricity, mismanagement and defective planning in WAPDA. Besides, incomplete projects like Kalabagh Dam, misuse of available resources no generation from atomic and solar energy, lack of consensus and the apathy of the government contribute to load shedding
Pakistan cannot make progress in any field in the presence of load shedding. Therefore, the government should take all possible measures to end load shedding from the country. First of all, should remove corruption, inefficiency and mismanagement from WAPDA. Second, new mega dams should be constructed without further delay. Third, the present available resources should be developed immediately. Fourth, power should be generated from solar and nuclear energy. Fifth, power-theft should be stopped forthwith. On the other hand, people should make wise and proper use of electricity. The should turn to using energy saving devices. No doubt, such steps can help a great deal in ending load shedding from the country.