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Pakistan Closes Power Plants

Four power plants have been closed in Pakistan

Four power plants have been closed in Pakistan due to scarce supply of natural gas, federal water and power minister said in Karachi.

Federal Minister for Water & Power Liaquat Ali Jatoi said that the power plants of Muzaffargarh, KAPCO, Jamshoro and Kotri have been shutdown due to lowering gas supply.

He said that the power plants could not be operated with only 25 percent gas supply.

Replying a question about Thar Coal Power Project the federal minister said no tariff agreement has been inked for power purchase from the project neither any progress was made in this respect.