Massive Power Breakdown: Electricity being restored across Pakistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Jan, 2021. 09:54 am
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After a major blackout across Pakistan, the restoration work is in the process said Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan in a press conference on Sunday.

Speaking alongside Information Minister Shibli Faraz, he said a technical fault occurred at the Guddu power plant at 11:41 pm last night, due to which frequency in the national grid went down from 50 to zero in a matter of seconds, plunging most parts of the country into darkness.

The eneregy minister said, the restoration process began after the Tarbela power plant was restarted, adding power supply has been restored in most parts of the country, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad and Jhang.

“Efforts are underway to determine the cause of the breakdown,” he said and announced that the government would carry out a probe into why the fault occurred.

The minister said no attention was paid towards the improvement of the transmission system on modern lines in the past. Technical faults occur due to outdated system as no effort was made in the past to upgrade transmission lines, he lamented.

Omar Ayub earlier in his tweets said said he was personally supervising the restoration work and has been periodically sharing restoration updates on his Twitter account.

He said power has been restored at all Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) stations, restoring supply in Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin districts.

Omar Ayub said 132kv grid stations around Lahore have been energised including Shadman, Qartaba, Mc Leod Road, Gulshan Ravi, Fort, Saidpur, Shamke, Sagihan, Ravi, Bund Road, Badami, bagh, Sabzar, Sheikhupura, Orient, and Sapphire.



Here in Karachi, the K-Electric said in a statement that power has been restored at Federal B Area, Landhi, Malir, North Karachi, some areas along Shahra e Faisal, Valika society, and some parts of Baloch Colony.



According to the reports, the breakdown occurred when the Tarbela and Mangla power plants tripped with #poweroutage, #Loadshedding, #blackout trending on Twitter.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Shahbaz Gill informed in his tweets:

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