Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS – Afghanistan’s power utility company) said on Wednesday January 12 that Uzbekistan has cut electricity deliveries to Afghanistan by 60 percent without any coordination with them.

DABS quoted Uzbek officials as saying that the reason for the decrease was a technical problem with the country’s substation Talimarjan.

The problem would be resolved within the next two or three days, a statement by Uzbek officials reportedly added.

DABS notes that blackout triggered by Uzbekistan’s power cuts has hit sixteen provinces in Afghanistan.  

“Although the main reason for Uzbekistan’s power outage is still unknown, the defense minister of the Taliban interim government warned that country yesterday to return Afghanistan’s helicopters,” DABS added.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat   is an independent and autonomous company established under The Corporations and Limited Liabilities Law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IROA). DABS is a limited liability company with all its equity shares owned by the Government of Afghanistan (GoA). The company was incorporated on May 4, 2008 and replaces Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassassa (DABM) as the national power utility.  DABS operates and manages electric power generation, import, transmission, and distribution throughout Afghanistan on a commercial basis.