A power breakdown hit Dhabeji, Pipri and Gharo pumping stations on Friday. A severe water shortage is expected as 450 million gallons of water could not be pumped to the city.
Electricity supply to the pumping stations was suspended at 5am on Friday. It has yet to be restored. To make matters worse, a pipeline near Dhabeji burst.
Water shortage is one of the most frequent civic issues affecting the people of Karachi. Protests and riots have broken out in the past over water crisis that has remained a longstanding issue in the history of the country.