Citywide Power Outage
The city is without power. AP is reporting the issue which, according to the KESC officials, is unprecedented:
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – A massive power outage struckPakistan’s commercial hub of Karachi early Thursday,leaving the entire city of more than 15 million withoutelectricity, an official said.
Supplies from the state-run Water and Power DevelopmentAuthority were suddenly cut, prompting the city’s entiredistribution network to shut down, said Sultan Hassan, aspokesman for the Karachi Electric Supply Corp.
“The power supply has come to zero. That isunprecedented,” Hassan said. “We are trying to find outwhy the power supply from WAPDA was discontinued.”
A spate of power cuts and shortages also of natural gasand wheat flour angered voters in the run-up to Feb. 18elections, when supporters of President Pervez Musharrafwere routed.