Govt to probe suspected ‘foreign intervention’ in power breakdown: Dastgir
Dastgir said entire power system has been fully restored He said there...
KARACHI: K-Electric has announced the power supply has been restored to all gird stations in Karachi after a massive breakdown.
Imran Rana, a spokesperson for the power utility, said power supply to all residential, commercial and industrial feeders has resumed to normal after the national grid tripped yesterday.
The spokesperson said power supply to strategic installations including water pumping stations, airports, hospitals, etc. had already been restored.
The power utility spokesperson said K-Electric is grateful for the efforts and guidance of Energy and Power Minister Khurram Dastgir regarding Karachi.
He also thanked NEPRA, National Grid authorities, Government of Sindh and City Administration for their constant guidance during the efforts for power restoration,
He appreciates the cooperation of customers during the power breakdown. However, he said local faults in some areas may disrupt power supply.
For assistance and guidance, K Electric can be contacted through 118 call center, 8119 SMS, and social media platforms, he added.
Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh met K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Moonis Alvi who briefed him on the power breakdown.
The minister said people have faced severe problems due to the prolonged power breakdown. He said the power utility company should abide by the agreements made with the government.
He said the public representatives have to carry brunt of the complaints. The minister said load shedding during winter is beyond comprehension. He directed to immediately restore electricity to residential and industrial areas of Karachi
The country plunged into darkness on Monday morning due to a fault in the national grid which Power Minister Khurram Dastgir blamed on a “voltage surge” in transmission lines.
The federal minister said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a three-member inquiry committee which will be headed by Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik.
Dastgir further said that there will be a shortage of electricity and the citizens will face load shedding in the next 48 hours. He added that the system will be completely restored by Thursday.
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