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Major power breakdown in Balochistan

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Qesco officials said a fault had developed in the main 220kv transmission line supplying electricity to the province. -AFP/File
Qesco officials said a fault had developed in the main 220kv transmission line supplying electricity to the province. -AFP/File

QUETTA: At least 16 districts of Balochistan, including the provincial capital, plunged into darkness late on Sunday night.

Officials of the Quetta Electricity Supply Company (Qesco) said a fault had developed in the main 220kv transmission line supplying electricity to the province from the Guddu power plant.

“Our engineers and technical staff are trying to locate the place where the fault has developed,’’ Qesco officials said.

They said that 16 out of 32 districts of Balochistan were without electricity. “We are trying to supply power to Quetta from alternative arrangements,” they added.

Published in Dawn, April 27th, 2015

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