Islamabad (Web Desk): Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Wednesday announced that the current electricity crisis will be overcome in the next eight to ten days , Radio Pakistan reported.

While responding to a question in Parliament, Khawaja Asif said that the electricity shortage that has plagued Pakistan for years, will start to subside in the next few days .

The minister informed the house that some power plants in the country had not been operational due to maintenance, adding that from May 1, there would be no unannounced loadshedding .

Asif expressed the government's aim to add 6,400MW to the national grid by the end of the year, surpassing Pakistan's shortfall, which, according to him, stands at 5,200MW.

Meanwhile, PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a 760 megawatt (MW) Bhikki power plant in Sheikhupura.