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Power Breakdown

English Essay on "Power Breakdown"

At the present time, power is one of the most important things we use every day. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think of a world without it. Electricity power has many uses in our day to day life. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans, air conditioners and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, and more. All these provide comfort to people. In factories, machines are worked with the help of power. Essential items like food, cloth, paper and many other things are ultimately linked of power. If power breakdown, survive so difficulties.

Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident being initially blamed on a rebel attack, the newest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis. The power breakdown, one of the worst Pakistan has experienced, caused electricity to be cut in major cities throughout the country, including the capital Islamabad. This was the major breakdown of the system within the past breakdowns plunging countless cities, towns and villages in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan into darkness. A substantial area in Sindh was affected, more that 70 percent of Karachi had plunged into darkness.

However, the spokesman of the Baloch Republican Army, Sarbaz Baloch, claimed that the defunct militant group had carried out the bombing of two 220 kv transmission lines in Notal area of Balochistan's Nasirabad district.(9essay.com) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took notice of the power breakdown and issued instructions for the immediate resumption of power supply on an emergency basis. Power supply in many areas was restored after instructions were issued by the prime minister.

Pakistan's electricity distribution system is a complex and delicate web and a major fault at one section often leads to chain reactions and breakdowns of power generation and transmission.

In addition to chronic infrastructure problems, the energy sector is also trapped into a vicious “circular debt” brought on by the dual effect of the government setting low electricity prices and customers failing to pay for it. State utilities therefore lose money, and cannot pay private power generating companies, which in turn cannot pay the oil and gas suppliers, who cut off the supply.

Solving Pakistan's power crisis was a key campaign pledge for Sharif in the run-up to the 2013 general election, and the shortage is heaping fresh pressure on his government.

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