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Power supply partially restored in major cities of Pakistan

Power supply partially restored in major cities of Pakistan

Power supply partially restored in major cities of Pakistan
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  • Electricity breakdown hits major cities of Pakistan
  • Cities plunged into darkness early Monday morning
  • The outages took place at 7:34 am
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A countrywide electricity breakdown hits major cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta as a high-tension power line between Quetta and Guddu tripped, reported BOL News on Monday.

The cities plunged into darkness after the major power outage. As per reports pouring in from different cities of Pakistan, Balochistan, including Quetta, Islamabad, Lahore, cities in Multan region, Karachi and others have been facing the issue.

The Ministry of Energy said that the initial reports revealed the system frequency of the National Grid decreased at 7:34 this morning, which resulted in a widespread breakdown in the power system.

Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said that the government was hoping to restore electricity in the country by 10 PM. Later, he announced that power supply has been partially restored in many parts of the country including Islamabad, Quetta, Lahore, Multan and Karachi.

In Sindh, many areas including Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Naushero Feroze and Khairpur Nathan Shah witnessed power breakdown for over 12 hours. There were also reports of mobile phone signals and internet transmission being interruption in several areas.

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The ministry then updated that the electricity was restored in multiple grid stations in urban areas of Islamabad and Peshawar. However, consumers reported facing outages in many parts of the country as they braved extreme winters and shortages of gas.

Balochistan

The outage hits 22 districts of Balochistan including Quetta.

Islamabad

The supply to 117 grid stations was suspended in the early hours of Monday.

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Lahore

Multiple areas in Lahore are facing electricity outages.

Karachi

K-Electric spokesperson Imran Rana said that at approximately 7:34 AM, the national grid experienced a loss of frequency, affecting the power supply to multiple cities across Pakistan

 

 

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National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) said that it has taken “serious notice” of the power outage.

The power regulator has directed the National Transmission & Dispatch Company (NTDC) to submit a detailed report.

The statement also said that the regulator has previously imposed fines on similar outages in the 2021 and 2022.

It also shared that NEPRA has consistently issued directives and recommendations on tackling such events in future.

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K-Electric spokesperson Imran Rana said that at approximately 7:34 AM, the national grid experienced a loss of frequency, affecting the power supply to multiple cities across Pakistan

“This has also cascaded to KE’s network affecting power supply to Karachi,” Rana said, adding the KE’s network is safe and protected.

He said K-Electric teams are actively monitoring the situation and efforts to restore power.

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The National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) have warned citizens to exercise caution while driving as widespread electricity outages may affect traffic signals in many areas.

In a public service announcement, the NHMP said that according to unconfirmed reports, restoration efforts may take between 15 to 20 hours.

As a precautionary measure, officials have urged citizens to ensure their cars and houses are properly locked in case of prolonged power outages and darkness, in order to avoid any untoward incidents related to law and order.

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