KARACHI: An increase strikes the dilapidating power outage nationwide, leaving citizens helpless Thursday night in a couple of cities, authentic sources reported, just days after having former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that his government had added 10,000 megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the national grid.
Abbasi, who was speaking to a news conference about energy projects, had then gone on to emphasize that there had been no load-shedding in 90% of the areas across the country from 6 PM to 4 AM.
However, consistent power outages were reported in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Quetta, prompting concerns and queries as to where did the 10,000 MW of electricity disappear?
As night hours set in, multiple neighborhoods in Karachi — including Kharadar, Liaquatabad, Orangi Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Gulistan-e-Johar’s Block 19 — faced power cuts, while a similar pattern of sporadic power outages was experienced in Quetta.
On the other hand, Rawalpindi faced an unbearable, endless eight-hour-long duration of load-shedding.
Power outages continued in the aforementioned areas during Fajr prayers, inconveniencing the citizens.