The Electricity Board of Afghanistan is now under the control of the Taliban.
Afghanistan is going through a big crisis these days. In some other parts of the country including the capital Kabul, there was a blackout situation on Wednesday due to lack of electricity. According to the news agency Sputnik, the power supply from Uzbekistan to the country has been stopped due to some technical reasons. Due to this a power crisis has arisen in the country.
Technical reasons have been cited in a statement issued by Afghanistan’s power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). But no one is believing this. A few days ago, there was a similar blackout in Kabul and the whole city was plunged into darkness.
Taliban responsible for power crisis
It is believed that the country’s new ruler, the Taliban, has not yet paid the dues to the electricity suppliers of Central Asia or a new framework has been prepared for the suppliers to collect money from the consumers. Because of this this situation has arisen.
This technical problem also arose in the provinces of northern Afghanistan like Baghlan and there was darkness here too. In the statement issued by the power company, it has been said that the technical staff is trying to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible so that this issue can be resolved.
That’s why Kabul’s power cut
According to some reports, the Taliban has at this time failed to pay dues to the electricity suppliers of Central Asia. About 80 percent of Afghanistan’s electricity comes from neighboring countries such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
When the Taliban took control of Kabul by overthrowing Ashraf Ghani’s government, the organization also captured the country’s power units. Along with this, the process of its loan also came in their part.
It is now being said that the Taliban has failed to pay the dues to the suppliers. The reason for this is that they have not been able to collect funds from the consumers and are also unable to pay the bills due to lack of funds.
Preparation to sell electricity board
The electricity board of Afghanistan is now under the control of the Taliban. He intends to sell it to lenders so that the bill of about $62 million can be paid. The acting head of DABAS, Safiullah Ahmedzai, has said that soon this plan will be implemented and the entire bill will be paid. After this, the power crisis in Afghanistan will be resolved.
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