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Sabotage acts cause severe load-shedding in Balochistan.

LAHORE, May 15 -- The Balochistan province is faced with severe load-shedding due to frequent sabotage activities over the last few months.

Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) spokesman said here Friday major reason for recent load-shedding is the destruction of 220 Kv double Circuit Uch-Guddu-Sibbi transmission line in last month, which affected 42 grid stations of Balochistan thus depriving QESCO of 250-300MW.

He said Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) and National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) had suffered Rs110.03 million and Rs106 million losses, as the miscreants targeted 298 towers and poles - 106 towers of 220Kv, 131 towers of 132Kv and 61 poles of 33Kv, in various parts of Balochistan during past two years.

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Publication:The Statesman (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:May 15, 2010
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