Islamabad, 10June: Load shedding increases due to the electricity shortage has escalated across the country as the power shortfall has crossed the 6,000MW.
The shortfall has intensified due to the suspension of hydro generation from Tarbela Dam owing to the presence of silt.
The suspension of power generation from the Tarbela Dam has caused massive power outages. Which also gripped Lahore and other parts of Punjab, said sources.
It was learnt that the power generation from Tarbela Dam will take two days.
The demand of Lahore Electric Power Supply Company (LESCO) has reached up to 5,000MW, while the supply is 4,000MW.
The duration of the load shedding has also increased across the country. And the masses are facing hard times in this hot season.
On Wednesday, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) took notice of prolonged power outages across the country.
K-Electric and other DISCOs were directed to ensure undisrupted power supply to the consumers.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has also summoned the chief executive officers (CEOs) of KE and other DISCOs on June 11.
The Federal Board of Revenue has reduced sales tax from 7.5 percent to 5 percent. Without the facility of input tax adjustment, on supplies made by restaurants and eateries on account of takeaway up to June 30, 2021.
A tax expert told to media that the FBR has reduced sales tax rates on takeaways from restaurants from 7.5 percent to 5 percent. However, input tax adjustment allowed earlier has been taken away.
The withdrawal of the facility of the input tax adjustment on utilities etc. Would have a serious impact on restaurants despite the reduction in the rate of sales tax.
The Federal Board of Revenue has issued a notification to reduce sales tax on takeaways from restaurants within the jurisdiction of the federal capital territory.