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Major power breakdown hits Punjab, KP | Pakistan

Tarbela dam power plant. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: A serious breakdown of electrical energy hit the nation’s power transmission system early Wednesday, depriving most of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) of electrical energy. 

A Power Division spokesperson mentioned the breakdown was brought about on the Guddu-Muzaffargarh power line, the tripping of which created faults on the Tarbela and Guddu power stations in addition to different power crops.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Commission mentioned the tripping of traces brought about all 4 Chashma Nuclear Power Plants to journey as effectively. 

According to power officers, Lahore and Faisalabad together with different cities in Punjab had been affected, as was Peshawar and Swat together with different cities of KP.

Around midday, the Power Division acknowledged that electrical energy has utterly been restored in Multan and 80 per cent of Islamabad, with reparation work underneath approach.  

The division’s spokesperson added that the Ghazi-Barotha hydel plant can be again on-line. 

As per newest experiences, there was intermittent electrical energy in Peshawar and none in Lahore. 

Speaking within the National Assembly earlier right now, Power Minister Awais Leghari mentioned the state of affairs will enhance in a number of hours, including that the inquiry report into the breakdown, headed by the division’s further secretary, can be accomplished by night right now. 

Breakdown hits Islamabad airport, Pindi hospital 

The proceedings of the Punjab Assembly had been disturbed because of the power minimize, with opposition members protesting towards the federal government for its failure to repair the nation’s power system. 

Opposition members strolling out of the Punjab Assembly right now because of the power outage. Photo: Geo News

The breakdown additionally affected the operations on the already-troubled New Islamabad International Airport.

Sources mentioned the places of work of airways, baggage dealing with and the Airport Security Force base camp, amongst different areas, are devoid of power.

The lack of power additionally brought about distress for sufferers and attendants at Rawalpindi’s Benazir Bhutto Hospital, with the general public hospital’s mills additionally failing to present backup provide of electrical energy. 

‘Industrial load-shedding in Punjab from right now’

The spokesperson added that from right now, industries in Punjab can even face load-shedding of 10 hours. 

Reacting to the transfer, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association vowed to protest, saying solely Punjab’s industries had been being denied power for 10 hours a day. 

The affiliation mentioned it might meet the finance minister right now after which announce its subsequent plan of action. 

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