Lahore: Pakistan’s power generation rose by 4% to 14,630 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in August — with this development a result of the resumption of economic activity after the recent lockdown period, a news source reported on September 29.
Reportedly, a number of industries in the country, including the textile, cement and automobile manufacturing sectors, have begun showing signs of recovery.
According to the information released by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the country’s electricity generation had been recorded as 14,052 GWh in August last year. This year, this figure has risen by 4% to its current figure of 14,630 GWh.
The numbers related to other sectors of the country also grew, with cement sales rising by 6%, and sales in the auto industry rising by 16%, as compared to the figures recorded in August 2019. The textile sector also resumed full production, following the end of the COVID-19 related lockdown. The industry’s utilisation was also higher than 90%, with all export orders having been fulfilled till November-December for apparel, home textile, hosiery and denim.