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Electricity restored to most of Karachi after night-long power breakdown

August 18 , 2018

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A major power breakdown, caused due to the tripping of a high-voltage transmission line, hit major cities of Sindh late on Friday.

The electricity breakdown hit Karachi, Hyderabad, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta, Umarkot, Tando Allahyar, Sanghar and other cities at around 11pm.

Reports said the breakdown originated from the national grid that developed a fault.  As of 9am, K-Electric said that power had been restored to most of the city.

The power disruption caused tripping of an extra high tension line at the Bin Qasim power plant, disconnecting electricity supply to Karachi.

Several K-Electric grid stations have tripped and most of the city areas, including the Red Zone, was without power overnight.

There was no electricity in Malir, Defence, Clifton, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sohrab Goth, Garden, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Saddar, Kharadar, Lyari and other areas.

The power company had taken to Twitter to explain that they were gathering information about the outage.


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