The electricity shortfall in the country has reached to 6,000MW causing increase in hours of loadshedding. According to PEPCO officials, electricity demand is 18,700MW while generation is 12,800MW. According to sources, 15 hours of loadshedding is taking place in some cities while in rural areas it is almost 20 hours. In Karachi, residents are not only facing severe heat but also have to deal with 8-10 hours of loadshedding. Technical faults are not being fixed for several days adding to the misery of the residents. According to KESC spokesperson, when gas supply will resume to normal levels, the situation will improve. The spokesperson said that the CBA union was interfering in repair work. Meanwhile, the protest of the KESC workers continued outside the Governor House. In Hyderabad, Kothari, Jamshoro and nearby areas, 10-12 hours of loadshedding is taking place. People in Nawabshah, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas and Ghotki are also frustrated with the increasing hours of power outages. The situation in Multan, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and other areas is worse. Residents in these cities are facing 16 hours of loadshedding and this is having a severe impact on business activities. In Kurram and Orakzai agencies along with other tribal areas, 22 hours of loadshedding is taking place.