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Nearly half of Karachi loses power in major blackout

With Summer intensifying its course and heatwave around the corner, half of Karachi was seen in blackout as power outage hits many areas of Karachi, including Surjani town, Hyderi, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, Ayesha Manzil, FB Area, Shah Faisal Colony, some areas of Gulshan e Iqbal and Gulistan e Jauhar.

Load shedding was also reported in the areas of PIB Colony, Landhi 36B, AB Senior Line, Jacob Line, Kharadar, and Model Colony Sheet number 7.

Last week, Karachiites had to face a massive electricity breakdown due to the tripping of high-tension lines at Jamshoro-Karachi link, multiplying the miseries of the Karachiites in the hot weather.

Over 45 grid stations in Karachi got affected due to the tripping of transmission lines after which the power supply to a major part of the city was suspended.

In a statement, the KE had said that the supply to parts of Karachi has been interrupted due to tripping of a KE’s 220 kV high tension line after which supply to associated grids was affected.

The fault was repaired within a couple of hours, but it took hours before the power supply was restored completely.

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