- The blackout occurred minutes earlier than midnight throughout the nation with residents taking to social media to report outages.
- The power minister stated the ability breakdown occurred when the frequency in NTDC abruptly fell from 50 to zero.
- Electrical energy provide restored in some components of Karachi, Lahore.
Restoration work is within the course of after a significant energy breakdown plunged the whole nation into darkness late Saturday, Federal Minister for Vitality Omar Ayub Khan stated in an announcement early Sunday.
The blackout occurred minutes earlier than midnight throughout the nation with residents taking to social media to report outages. As outages hit cities, cell and web companies had been additionally affected.
The power minister stated the ability breakdown occurred when the frequency within the nationwide energy distribution system (NTDC) abruptly fell from 50 to zero, including that the matter was being investigated and the makes an attempt had been being made to restart the Tarbela Energy Station to revive provide.
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Omar Ayub stated he was personally supervising the restoration work and has been periodically sharing restoration updates on his Twitter account.
Areas the place energy has been restored:
In accordance with the power minister, energy has been restored in any respect Gujranwala Electrical Energy Firm (Gepco) stations, restoring provide in Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin districts.
Energy has additionally been restored on the 500kv Rawat-Naukhar circuit and the 500kv Tarberla-Rawat circuit.
Omar Ayub stated 132kv grid stations round Lahore have been energised together with Shadman, Qartaba, Mc Leod Street, Gulshan Ravi, Fort, Saidpur, Shamke, Sagihan, Ravi, Bund Street, Badami, bagh, Sabzar, Sheikhupura, Orient, and Sapphire.
In Karachi, the Okay-Electrical stated in an announcement that energy has been restored at Federal B Space, Landhi, Malir, North Karachi, some areas alongside Shahra e Faisal, Valika society, and a few components of Baloch Colony.
In accordance with Geo Information, energy has additionally been restored in some components of Gulistan-e-Johar, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Saddar, Bahadurabad, Naya Nazimabad, SITE, Korangi, Manghopir, and close to the airport.
In the meantime, the ability provide stays suspended in most districts of Balochistan together with Quetta metropolis.
Peshawar Electrical Provide Firm (Pesco) stated electrical energy has been restored in some components of Peshawar as 36% of the grid stations have been energized.