Pakistani N-plant resumes operation

October 7th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan’s Chashma Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut for past one week, Thursday resumed operations, a media report said.

The plant, located in eastern Punjab province, has a capacity to generate 300 MW of electricity. The water and power ministry spokesman said that Chashma has started generating electricity.

According to the official, the total demand for electricity in the country currently stands at 14,000 MW, against the supply of 13,200 MW, Geo TV reported.

Pakistan this week witnessed violent protests, mainly in the Punjab province, over long hours of power cuts.

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