Karachi / Islamabad / Lahore / Quetta: Power supply to major cities of the country including the capital of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir was suddenly cut off.
According to the report of ARY News, the power supply was suddenly suspended in most areas of Islamabad including the red zone due to which the city power was plunged into darkness.
The covered areas including the red zone of Islamabad were plunged into darkness due to power outages while Parliament Lodges, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Supreme Court, Presidency, Cabinet Division were also plunged into darkness.
There was also a power breakdown in Lahore due to which most areas were plunged into darkness while power was cut off in different areas of Karachi due to which 70% of areas were plunged into darkness.
Power outages occurred in North Karachi, Shadman Town, Nazimabad, Korangi, Landhi, Malir, Buffer Zone, Site Area, Metro Will, Gulshan-e-Maymar.
According to sources, due to the tripping of the Jamshoro transmission line, the system of K Electric sat down.
In addition, many areas including Saddar, Shahra-e-Faisal, Clifton, Gulshan-e-Iqbal were plunged into darkness. Street lights on Shahra-e-Faisal were switched off due to a power outage.
The power supply was suspended in different areas of Sindh including Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Matiari, Sukkur, Qazi Ahmed, Shikarpur, Thatta, Gharo, Gaju, Sakro, Garho, and Kati Bunder.
The capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Mardan, Shangla, Kohistan, Haripur, Dera Ismail Khan, and Hangu was also suddenly cut off.
Due to the breakdown in Lahore, the capital of Punjab, most areas were plunged into darkness, while power supply was also suspended in Jhelum, the city was plunged into darkness, and several areas in and around Faisalabad were suddenly plunged into darkness.
The power supply was suspended in different districts of Multan including Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, Chiniot, Mian Channu, Jhelum, Sargodha, Lala Musa, Bhalwal, Murree, Pakpattan, Bhakkar, and Jhelum.
With the exception of 3 districts of Balochistan province, the power went out suddenly in the entire province. The power supply was suspended in Quetta, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Harnai, Sohbatpur, Hub, Khuzdar, Panjgur, Pishin, Loralai, and Turbat areas. According to Casco spokesman, the main transmission line was tripped, disrupting power supply in most parts of the province.
Power outages have also occurred in Mirpur city and the suburbs of Azad Kashmir.
National Power Control Center
Officials at the National Power Control Center said, “There is a technical glitch in the system, which technicians are working to rectify. We will soon overcome this glitch.”
Talking to a media channel, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Shahaz Gul said, “It is not yet known where the technical glitch took place. Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub and his team are working to resolve the issue.”
Omar Ayub, Minister for Power, and his entire team are working on the issue of power trip. I just talked to them. Inshallah, you will be updated soon.
Declaration of the Ministry of Energy
The Federal Minister for Energy said that the frequency of the power transmission system suddenly dropped from 50 to zero due to which there was a blackout in the country. An attempt is being made to find out the cause of the fall in frequency.
There is an appeal for restraint from the people
“At present, efforts are being made to run the Tarbela plant so that the power system can be restored in an orderly manner. All the teams have reached their stations at this time,” he said. “I am personally monitoring the situation. If the people show restraint, the situation will be under control soon,” he said.