GWADAR: The entire Makran region was doing without power on Friday night as supply of electricity from Iran to Gwadar, Turbat and Panjgur districts remained suspended.

The power supply was suspended on Wednesday night and could not be restored till Friday night. As a result, people of the Makran division were forced to make do without electricity in the prevailing hot weather.

Officials of the Quetta Electricity Supply Com­pany (Qesco) said that power supply from Iran was cut due to a technical fault in the transmission line.

“Efforts are being made to remove the fault and restore power supply to the three districts, including port city of Gwadar,” a senior Qesco official said.

“The power supply could remain suspended for another 48 hours due to the fault in the transmission line.” he added.

The officials said that whenever a similar fault occurred in the system, the Iranian authorities cut supply of electricity to Pakistani areas to save their own grid from a power overload.

They added the required equipment and spare parts were not available in Iran and the Iranian authorities had to arrange spare parts from Germany.

Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2018

Opinion

Eid and money
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid and money

Why is a thing more real when you can touch, taste or feel it as opposed to something that is only experienced?
On whose side?
13 May 2021

On whose side?

Ambassadors strive to ‘well-serve’ their country.

Editorial

Eid during Covid
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid during Covid

It is indisputable that our actions now will prevent matters from becoming far worse.
13 May 2021

Foreign policy gaffes

MIXED messages, retractions and clarifications from the government have become an all-too-common occurrence when it...
13 May 2021

Zimbabwe series win

PAKISTAN’S crushing innings victories over Zimbabwe in the two Tests were a befitting end to their highly...
PM’s Saudi visit
Updated 12 May 2021

PM’s Saudi visit

It is very important that Pakistan take no step, or agree to any demand, that can have an adverse effect on national sovereignty.
12 May 2021

A new intifada?

THE situation in the occupied territories over the past few days has been incendiary, with tensions boiling over as...
Updated 12 May 2021

SOP violations

ON Monday, Sindh Police officials were given a well-deserved slap on the wrist by a judicial magistrate in Karachi...