Kabul faces blackout as Taliban fails to pay the bills

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(Worthy News) – ’s capital could be plunged into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new rulers haven’t paid Central Asian electricity suppliers or resumed collecting money from consumers.

Unless addressed, the situation could cause a humanitarian disaster, warned Daud Noorzai, who resigned as chief executive of the country’s state power monopoly, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, nearly two weeks after the Taliban’s takeover on Aug. 15.

Electricity imports from , Tajikistan and account for half of Afghanistan’s power consumption nationwide, with providing additional supplies to the country’s west. Domestic production, mostly at hydropower stations, has been affected by this year’s drought. Afghanistan lacks a national power grid, and Kabul depends almost completely on imported power from Central Asia. [ Source: Fox News (Read More…) ]

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