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Karachi faces third power outage in one week

Updated October 04, 2018

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This file photo shows Karachi plunged into darkness during a blackout in August.
This file photo shows Karachi plunged into darkness during a blackout in August.

Karachi on Thursday morning faced yet another power outage, the third such blackout experienced by the city within one week.

Taking to Twitter, K-Electric (KE) said that the power outage was caused by tripping in the Extra High Tension (EHT) line.

"Supply from National Grid to the city is off. Restoration work is underway. We will keep you posted on further updates," the tweet added.

KE Spokesperson Adil Murtaza later told DawnNews that the provision of electricity from the National Grid had been completely restored and electricity provision had returned to normal in the city.

Over the course of the week, Karachiites have faced almost daily electricity outages.

On Oct 1, K-Electric tweeted about a power outage that "some parts of Karachi" experienced. During the day, they provided updates about the progress that was made in restoring power to the city.

Similarly, in a statement shared on Twitter on Oct 2, the city's electricity supplier said that "power supply to KE from the national grid is currently restricted due to technical reasons".

About Thursday morning's outage, KE on Twitter said that power supply has been restored in Gulistan-e-Maymar, Jacob Line, North Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Airport, Dhabeji and Gharo pumping stations of the Water Board as well as Civil Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Sindh Assembly and Governor House.

KE added that electricity in parts of Gulshan, Federal-B area, Liaquatabad and Korangi has also been restored.