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Karachi faces power breakdown as extra high tension line trips due to ‘accidental fault’

A major power breakdown took place on Thursday — amounting to 8,000 megawatts, according to the energy minister — depriving large swathes of southern Pakistan, including financial capital Karachi, of electricity. The Ministry of Energy attributed the breakdown to an “accidental fault“ in the transmission system. The power supply was interrupted after an extra high-tension line tripped, resulting in the closure of more than 30 grids.