Three KP divisions battered by blackout

PESHAWAR: A large area of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, which includes Peshawar, Mardan and Hazara divisions, has been without electricity since Thursday, apparently because of problems with power generation at Warsak and Tarbela power stations.

Officials of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) told Dawn that the situation had been under control until Wednesday; however, everything went downhill on Thursday.

Describing the power shortfall as acute, an official revealed that the power deficit had gone up from 700MW two days ago, to 1,200MW on Friday. He added that this had led to massive power cuts as residents of the provincial capital have been enduring a punishing heatwave.

Published in Dawn, 9th June, 2018