Monday, October 25, 2021

Major power breakdown hits country wide

Several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, suffered a massive power breakdown on late Saturday night.

Sources said that the power outage was reported in Islamabad’s Red Zone, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Kasur and other cities.

Karachi’s 60 per cent area was without electricity as the K-Eclectic system collapsed after the Jamshoro transmission line tripped, said the sources.

Taking to the social networking website, Twitter, Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan said that the frequency in the power distribution system suddenly dropped from 50 to 0 which caused the blackout.

Urging the masses to exercise patience, the minister said that they were trying to ascertain the causes of the incident. He maintained that they were taking measures to activate Tarbela so as to restore the electricity.

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said that Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan and his entire team were working to resolve the issue.

A spokesperson of the National Power Control Center (NPCC) said that a technical fault in the system caused the major power breakdown in several parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner said that the National Transmission Despatch Company’s (NTDC) system has tripped, causing outage. He maintained, “It will take sometime before everything gets back to normal.”

Source: Such tv

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