Are there still chronic power shortages across cities in Pakistan?
Chronic still, to an extent, yes. However, the major industrial base, emergency centers and other critical infrastructure has now been fully restored and given a solid back up system.
The critical issue is no longer the production of energy, rather it is the maintenance and supply of electricity. There needs to be a revamp or restructuring if key Power Supply employees of the State. Educated, reasonably paid and who don't swindle money selling the "original parts" and replacing them with cheap ones to make a "quick buck." Until this is also dealt with by Pakistan's Government, then I'm sorry to say that we can be producing 50000 Mega Watts of electricity, but will still have power outages.