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Electricity breakdown in large part of Karachi

KARACHI: A large part of Karachi suffered an electricity breakdown on Tuesday evening with a K-electric spokesman saying almost half the city was without power.

The affected areas included Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulshan-i-Jamal, Clifton, Shireen Jinnah Colony, Federal B Area, Baldia Town, Dalmia, Karsaz, old city areas, Saddar, Keamari, Lyari, and others.

"The breakdown has been caused due to faults in two

By GEO ENGLISH
July 07, 2015

KARACHI: A large part of Karachi suffered an electricity breakdown on Tuesday evening with a K-electric spokesman saying almost half the city was without power.

The affected areas included Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulshan-i-Jamal, Clifton, Shireen Jinnah Colony, Federal B Area, Baldia Town, Dalmia, Karsaz, old city areas, Saddar, Keamari, Lyari, and others.

"The breakdown has been caused due to faults in two units in the Bin Qasim power plants," said Usama Qureshi, a spokesman for K-Electric.

Qureshi, however, dispelled the impression that citizens were facing a blackout across the city.

He confirmed that about half the grid stations of the metropolis had been affected by the breakdown.

Around 11:00 PM, the K-Electric spokesman said that restoration work had started and estimated that electricity supply to Karachi would be normalised within two to three hours.




Meanwhile, the power distribution company has said that the outage has prolonged due to ‘National Grid tripping’.

“Teams making alternate arrangements to normalise the situation,” it added on Twitter.