Power outage has been reported in different parts of Pakistan with Ministry of Energy attributing the major power breakdown to an “accidental fault” in the country’s southern transmission system, which is disrupting the transmission of electricity in the southern parts of the country.
The Minister of Energy said that it was diligently investigating the cause of the power outage and breakdown to restore transmission of electricity as soon as possible.
According to reports, the power breakdown caused an 8,000-megawatts shortfall in the national grid, while 4,500-megawatts had been already been been stored.
Meanwhile, Energy Minster, Khurram Dastagir, has assured the nation that electricity transmission will be “completely restored” across the country between Maghrib and Isha.
He added that an inquiry team has been formed headed by GM Technical NTDC to investigate the power outage in Pakistan and a report in this regard will be submitted within five days.
The transmission failure had caused a power outage in several parts of the country, mainly Sindh (including Karachi), South Punjab, and Balochistan.