The power crisis has worsened in the country, Electricity shortfall rose to a staggering 4,500MW, forcing the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) to resort to a massive 9-hour unscheduled load shedding across the country. PEPCO said the total demand was 13,000MW and it generated 9,440MW. Pepco said its hydel units produced 2,396MW. Due to the massive shortfall, power generation companies had to resort of unscheduled load shedding of nine to twelve hours. Karachi suffered eight to 10 hours of power shutdown. The power crisis has worsened in the country as a fault developed at Guddu transmission line caused prolonged power shutdown in various districts of Baluchistan.