Tajikistan has reduced the supply of electricity to Afghanistan from 450 megawatts to 40 megawatts only with effect from today.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the state-owned utility firm, announced earlier today that Tajikistan cut the supply of electricity at around 7:30 am today.

According to a statement released by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the Tajikistani officials cited a considerable reduction in water resources behind the move to drastically reduce the supply of electricity to Afghanistan.

The officials in the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat say Kabul, Nangarhar, Logar, Paktiya, Khost, Parwan, Pajnshir, Kapisa, Baghlan and some parts of Kunduz were receiving electricity from Tajikistan.

The officials further added that efforts are underway to important 450 megawatts of electricity from the neighboring Uzbekistan.

Meanwhile, the officials say certain consumers falling in category A, including hospitals, security institutions and governmental organizations would receive electricity on a ‘periodic’ basis until the issue is resolved.

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