‘Power supply to Makran restored’

By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Friday said that power supply to Makran Division has been restored.
“I am grateful to the Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan for promptly accepting my request and normalising the flow of electricity to the Makran division,” he said in a series of tweets. He said that we are also bringing forward the timelines of the project that seeks to connect these areas to the national grid.
Earlier on Thursday, Azhar said the government has taken up with Iran the issue of reduced electricity supply from the neighbouring country, which is causing hours-long outages in Balochistan.
“Power shortfalls in Iran have led to loadshedding in our Gwadar, Turbat and Makran regions. These areas are not connected to the national grid and are dependent on Iranian power supply,” he said on Twitter, adding that Islamabad has requested Tehran to normalise power supply to the affected areas of Balochistan.
Pakistan imports electricity from Iran for its bordering districts, although the share of imported power in the total electricity consumed in Pakistan is miniscule.