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As unannounced power cuts have continued for the third consecutive day almost across the country, the government has confirmed supply shortfalls in the system due to technical reasons despite surplus generation capacity.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) took serious notice of the excessive loadshedding and sought explanation from power distribution companies (Discos), including K-Electric.

Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar, on the other hand, said the shortage was caused by ‘outages’ of some thermal power plants and insufficient supply from Tarbela Dam due to lower water availability.

Officials said electricity and gas shortages were anticipated to aggravate in the coming days.