KARACHI: Light showers in Karachi tripped over 150 feeders, resulting in unannounced load-shedding throughout the city on Friday, Express News reported.
The city residents have been facing power outages since 5am and water is also scarce in some areas as pumping stations are not operational.
According to a K-Electric spokesperson, the electricity outage was caused by a technical fault in transmission lines.
Federal Secretary of Water and Power Nargis Sethi said the outage occurred after a 500 kilovolt (kV) transformer in Jamshoro was damaged.
Sethi stated that it will take time to fix the transformer, adding that electricity from Hub Power Company (Hubco) and alternative sources will be redirected to Karachi for the time being.
Sethi also stated that steps are being taken to fix the transformer.