Pakistan power crisis – level 1

04-06-2024 15:00

Many people in Pakistan steal electricity. They steal about 30% of electricity.

Authorities want to stop this. They cut off their power. Officials cannot solve this problem. People give them money to ignore the stealing. Samiullah Khan has a repair shop in Mingora. He needs electricity for his work. But power cuts last 16 to 18 hours a day. It is very bad for the man’s business.

Now, official wants to stop power stealing. They want to repair the old electricity system. New projects are slow because of money problems. Pakistan must buy expensive fuel. Electricity costs 45% more than in other countries nearby. High fuel prices make electricity expensive. Very hot weather over 50°C makes life worse without enough power.

Difficult words: steal (to take something what is not yours and keep it), ignore (to not listen or notice something because you do not want to), power cut (when there is no electricity for some time).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the challenges faced by Samiullah Khan due to power cuts in Mingora, Pakistan?


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