The Pakistan National Information Technology Board (NITB) has issued a warning regarding the potential for suspending mobile and internet services in the event of a nationwide power outage.
The NITB posted on Twitter that “Telecom operators in Pakistan have cautioned about shuttering mobile and internet services owing to long hours of power outages nationwide, since the interruption is causing challenges and hindering their operations.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif cautioned the nation that load shedding may worsen in the upcoming month of July.
The coalition administration tried to make the agreement happen, but Pakistan was unable to obtain the necessary quantity of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the PM stated.
Since an agreement for the national supply of gas next month could not be reached, the nation has been experiencing a power crisis. According to Refinitiv statistics, despite a heatwave that is pushing demand, the nation struggles to purchase LNG for electricity generation.
The Pakistani government has reduced the hours of work for public employees and ordered companies and retail centres in a number of cities, including Karachi, to close early in an effort to promote energy saving.
According to Pakistan’s Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail, “the government is in talks with Qatar about a new five or ten-year LNG supply deal for three monthly cargoes, as well as an alternative supply arrangement.”
In Pakistan, inflation reached double digits in July, the largest increase in nearly six years.
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