Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Major power breakdown hits most parts of Punjab, KP, Balochistan

Major power breakdown hits most parts of Punjab, KP, Balochistan

Another mentioned, there is no time frame is given for fixation of the problem,"Technical breakdown in Tarbela dam, no time frame is given for its fixation".

The fault is affecting many cities of Punjab.

The minister said power supply to the federal capital has also been restored and with two-three hours, the whole system would be restored.

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Commission, the tripping that started from the Tarbela Power Plant has a domino effect, causing the nuclear power plants in Chashma, Malian District to trip.

Meanwhile, the Spokesman Ministry of Power Division said the National Power Control Center (NPCC) was restoring the system.

He added that the breakdown was caused at the Guddu-Muzaffargarh power line. Its spokesperson said that Ghazi-Barotha hydel plant was also back online.

Officials said that the supply of the electricity will be restored in few hours.

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A spokesperson for the power division said a technical fault in the transmission line forced the breakdown and work to remove the fault and restore supply of electricity at the earliest has been underway.

Patients at Lahore's Jinnah, Mayo, Gangaram, and Services hospitals faced vast difficulties in the wake of hours-long outage.

Opposition members walking out of the Punjab Assembly today due to the power outage.

Sources said the offices of airlines, baggage handling and the Airport Security Force base camp, among other areas, were devoid of power. He said an inquiry will also be conducted to detect the causes of the blackout.

Reacting to the move, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association vowed to protest, saying only Punjab's industries were being denied power for 10 hours a day.

The minister explained that Secretary Power Division himself is sitting in the National Power Control Centre in Islamabad to monitor the situation closely.

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