Energy crisis in Karachi: Technical failure causes power outage in Karachi, leaving 40% of the city without electricity

KARACHI: Several regions in Karachi experienced power outages on Monday due to a technical failure that caused a high voltage (HT) transmission cable to trip. The blackout left about 40 percent of the city without electricity, as several network stations were also down, ANI reported, citing ARY News.
Affected areas included Numaish ChowrangiSaddar, Lines Area, Defense Housing Authority (DHA), Punjab Colony, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Korangi, and other. However, K-Electric, the company responsible for the city’s electricity supply, has not yet released any official statements regarding the situation.
This incident is not the first time Karachi has experienced a power outage. In January, a major outage in the national grid caused by frequency fluctuations left the citizens of Karachi without electricity for an extended period.
The power company in charge of supplying the city’s electricity, K-Electric, has yet to make any announcements.
According to ARY News, in early January, a major blackout hit Pakistan due to frequency fluctuation in the national grid, which also left the citizens of Karachi in the dark.
Affected areas included North Nazimabad, New Karachi, North Karachi, Liaquatabad, Clifton, Korangi, Orangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Old City Area, Landhi, Gulisan-e-Jauhar, Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Area Industrial Site, Pak Colony, Shah Faisal colonyModel Colony and other areas.
K-Electric spokesman Imran Rana said that the national grid has experienced a loss of frequency, which has affected the power supply to several cities in Pakistan.
Rana also said, “This has also passed to KE’s network, affecting the power supply of Karachi.” KE’s network is safe and secure, he added.
“Our teams are actively monitoring the stadium and are making efforts to enable the restoration,” Rana said, according to ARY News.


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