Karachi hit by massive power breakdown

Pakistan`s port city of Karachi was hit by a major electricity breakdown Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Dec 21, 2014, 16:15 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s port city of Karachi was hit by a major electricity breakdown Sunday.

Electricity transmission from the national grid to Karachi was abruptly suspended, causing a power shutdown in the city`s Nazimabad, Defence, Sharea Faisal, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Nursery, Shah Faisal, New Karachi, Clifton, Landhi, Korangi and other areas, Dawn reported.

The breakdown was caused by a technical fault in one of the high voltage transmission lines supplying electricity to Karachi from the national grid, an electricity company`s spokesperson said.

The 500kv transmission line tripped due to humidity and fog, which carry high water vapour content. The repair work would take hours, the spokesman added.

Sindh province`s Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan ordered the officials to ensure resumption of electricity supply to the city at the earliest.