Lakhra power plant losses ‘reach Rs12 billion’

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was informed on Thursday that Tehran has halted power supply to Balochistan following rising domestic demand in Iran due to a heat wave.

The Senate Standing Committee on Power in its meeting was informed that Iran had been exporting 80MW of electricity to Balochistan but stopped supply due to rising domestic demand.

“Iran has stopped supplying 80 megawatts of electricity out of 100 megawatts in total that it normally exports to Pakistan,” Power Division officials said.

Published in The Express Tribune, 3rd August, 2018