Power supply partially restored after major power breakdown across Pakistan

10:02 AM | 10 Jan, 2021
Power supply partially restored after major power breakdown across Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Power supply in parts of Pakistan has been partially restored after the country was plunged into darkness after a massive blackout early Sunday.

Taking it to Twitter, Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan said 132 KV and 11KV grid stations around Lahore have been energised. The energised grid stations include Shadman, Qartaba, Mc Leod Road, Gulshan Ravi, Fort, Saidpur, Shamke, Saghian, Ravi, Bund Road, Badami Bagh, Sabzar, Sheikhupura, Orient and Sapphire.

The power supply in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan and Abbottabad has also been restored.

Pakistan plunges into darkness after massive ... 12:31 AM | 10 Jan, 2021

KARACHI – Electricity has been restored in several areas of the Sindh capital, hours after a major power outage ...

In Sindh, Larkana, Mirpur Khas and Nawab Shah Division are still facing power outage; however, the power supply has been restored in some parts of Sindh Capital, Karachi Electric tweeted.

The latest blackout was caused by a fault in southern Pakistan at 11:41 pm local time on Saturday, power minister Omar Ayub Khan tweeted.

"The fault tripped the transmission system of the country... leading to the shutdown of power plants," Khan said.

The blackout hit all of Pakistan’s major cities, including the capital Islamabad, economic hub Karachi and the second-largest city Lahore.