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Severe power outage in Pakistan, telecom operator warns to stop internet services

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Islamabad: Telecom operators warned of suspension of mobile and internet services amid power outages in Pakistan. The National Board of Information Technology (NIBT) said on Twitter that telecom operators in Pakistan have warned of shutdown of mobile and internet services due to prolonged power outages across the country, due to severe power outages and problems in their operations. causing obstruction.

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Let us tell you that on Monday, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif warned the country that they may face load shedding in July. He said Pakistan could not get the required liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies even though the coalition government was trying to make the deal possible.

Pakistan’s monthly fuel oil imports hit a four-year high in June, Geo News reports, as Refinitiv data shows, as the country struggles to buy LNG for power generation, which is fueling demand. is increasing.

Pakistan is facing its own power crisis after failing to agree a deal to supply natural gas next month. Tenders for July were canceled due to high prices and low participation as the nation is already taking action to deal with the widespread blackout.

Pakistan’s government is attempting to promote energy conservation, cutting working hours for government employees and ordering factories in various cities, including Karachi, to close shopping malls early.

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According to media reports, Pakistan already has two long-term supply deals with Qatar – the first signed in 2016 for five cargoes a month, and the second in 2021, under which Pakistan currently has three monthly shipments, but then Also the country is currently facing widespread power crisis. Fuel procurement remains unreliable and expensive due to the increasing reliance on LNG for power generation.

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