SMALL WARS COUNCIL
Go Back   Small Wars Council > Conflicts -- Current & Future > Other, By Region > South Asia

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2015   #1
davidbfpo
Council Member
 
davidbfpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 11,099
Default Two pylons down, a surge and Pakistan goes dark

Sky TV News reports that:
Quote:
More than 140 million people - up to 80% of the population - lost electricity after militants attacked a transmission tower and caused a massive power surge.....two nuclear power plants remain offline.

A spokesman added: "The blowing up of two power pylons in Naseerabad last night created a backward surge which affected the system. It was an act of sabotage."
Link:http://news.sky.com/story/1414477/at...-without-power

A Pakistani account has more details, notably on a drammatic drop in power generation as fuel oil supplies have not arrived, but nothing on the power grid being attacked:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015...into-darkness/

THis is in addition to a petrol shortage after a massive consumer switch from LPG to petrol added to debts to the state-owned oil provider:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30932798
__________________
davidbfpo
davidbfpo is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
energy, pakistan, sabotage, terrorism

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The US & others working with Pakistan SWJED South Asia 700 06-20-2016 06:28 PM
Counterinsurgency: still in the dark (Australian conference) davidbfpo Doctrine & TTPs 1 11-18-2010 03:17 AM
How Should the U.S. Execute a Surge in Afghanistan? SWJED OEF - Afghanistan 43 01-25-2009 02:54 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9. ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Registered Users are solely responsible for their messages.
Operated by, and site design © 2005-2009, Small Wars Foundation