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22 Oct 2018 | 09:11 PM UTC

Pakistan: Severe power outages reported in Karachi on October 20

Pakistan News Alert

Severe power outages reported in Karachi on October 20; further outages possible in near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan

Event

Severe power outages were reported in Karachi on Saturday, October 20. According to local sources, Saturday's outage was the fourth major power cut in October alone. The outage began at 12:00 (local time) and affected nearly 70 percent of the city, including the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Clifton, Saddar, Lyari, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, North Karachi, Malir, Landhi, and Korangi areas. Power was not restored until after 14:00, and in some areas not until later into the evening of October 20. Additional power outages are possible in Karachi in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor developments to the situation. Keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible. In addition, individuals are advised to be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning.

 

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