Major power outage hits Karachi, citizens enraged as localities plunge into darkness

Major power outage hits Karachi, citizens enraged as localities plunge into darkness

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KARACHI: A major power breakdown in Karachi has left many parts of the city affected Thursday morning.

Large areas of the metropolis plunged into darkness after a major fault affected K-Electric’s (KE) distribution system.

According to reports, power supply was suspended to several areas around 6am.

The affected areas include Defence View, Teachers Society, Defense Housing Authority, Model Colony, and Malir.

Other areas affected are Tariq Bin Ziad Colony, Gulberg, parts of Clifton, Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, and Mehmoodabad.

This is the third outage in Karachi in the past three days. Citizens expressed their resentment at frequent breakdowns on social media.

7.31am: Karachi is experiencing disruption in power supply due to a tripping in the Extra High Tension (EHT) Network. Supply from the National Grid to the city is off. Restoration work is under way, said K-Electric.

According to the power supplier, increased humidity resulted in the tripping of the EHT Network.

7.31am: Karachi is experiencing disruption in power supply due to a tripping in the Extra High Tension (EHT) Network. Supply from the National Grid to the city is off. Restoration work is under way, said K-Electric.

According to the power supplier, increased humidity resulted in the tripping of the EHT Network.

Supply from the National Grid partially restored. Power supply restored to parts of the city, including Gulshan and Federal B. Area.

K-Electric says work is ‘progressing swiftly’ on areas that remain affected.

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