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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 2, 2018

Massive power outage hits parts of Karachi

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

KARACHI: Several parts of Karachi plunged into darkness in wee hours  on  Tuesday as power supply was suspended in the areas owing to tripping of transmission lines.

According to details, old city areas were mostly affected along with other parts of the port city, including North Karachi,   Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Guslistan-e-Johar, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony Defence Phase-II, Clinfton, PECHS Society, Saddar.

Residents have to  face severe distress due to this breakdown in electricity supply.

K-Electric response:

Supply to the power utility from national grid is currently restricted due to technical reasons, a company statement said. Due to this unforeseen shortfall, forced load management of up to an hour in exempted areas is being carried out, it added.

The spokesperson said that the KE is in contact with concerned authorities to bring power situation in the city back to routine.

However, localized tripping due to high humidity levels occurred in the early hours today has already been restored, the statement further said.