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Ready to help Pakistan handle its energy woes, says US

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The United States is able to help Pakistan and handle its electrical energy woes after the South Asian nation confronted a nationwide energy breakdown.

Washington,UPDATED: Jan 24, 2023 10:02 IST

In Islamabad, as many as 117 grid stations are with out electrical energy.

By Press Trust of India: The US is able to help Pakistan in resolving its electrical energy woes, a high official within the Biden administration has stated, hours after the South Asian nation confronted a nationwide energy breakdown attributable to a “frequency variation” within the nationwide grid.

According to the Ministry of Energy, the system of frequency of the nationwide grid went down at 7:34 am native time on Monday, ensuing within the breakdown on Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands of individuals with out electrical energy, the second such outage in practically 4 months.

“Of course, (we) have seen what has transpired in Pakistan. Our thoughts are with all those who’ve been affected by the outages. The US, of course, as you mentioned, has assisted our Pakistani partners across any number of challenges,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price instructed reporters at his each day information convention on Monday.

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“We’re prepared to do so in this case, if there is something that we’re able to provide. But I’m not aware of any particular request yet,” he stated.

Pakistan is grappling with one of many nation’s worst financial crises in recent times amid dwindling international trade reserves.

The disaster pressured the federal government earlier this month to order buying malls and markets to shut by 8:30 pm for power conservation functions.

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The sorry state of the nation’s energy sector is emblematic of its ailing financial system.

The energy outages happen ceaselessly because of the lack of funds to improve its getting old infrastructure.

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Manisha Pandey

Published On:

Jan 24, 2023