Why are Pakistan's power supply problems worsening?
Power blackouts have become a regular part of everyday life in Pakistan with some areas going without electricity for up to 20 hours a day.
The country's new Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has promised to make easing the crisis one of his top priorities.
A major cause of the problem is thought to be residents - both rich and poor - who illegally connect their homes to their city's power grid by attaching metal hooks to nearby electricity lines.
Zarghuna Kargar reports.
Video produced by BBC Persian's Mohammad Vaziri
- BBC News