Kabul in the dark as Uzbekistan power is cut

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s National Power Company, said Tuesday that electricity imported from Uzbekistan for Kabul and some other provinces has been cut due to technical issues regarding the neighboring country’s power plants.

This comes amid an already strained power supply to Kabul, resulting in residents having only a few hours of electricity a day.

DABS stated the capital’s power is now being supplied from domestic sources.

“Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Technical team is in touch with Uzbekistani side and efforts are underway to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” DABS said in a statement.

Every winter Kabul’s power supply is severely compromised and angry residents pointed out that the government has failed to rectify the problem.