Lahore, 10th January: Power supply in most parts of the country will be restored soon.
Baaghi TV: Federal Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan said on Sunday that power supply will be completely restored across the country within the next few hours.
Speaking at a press conference alongside Information Minister Shibli Faraz, he said a technical fault occurred at the Guddu power plant at 11:41 pm last night, due to which frequency in the national grid went down from 50 to zero in a matter of seconds, plunging most parts of the country into darkness.
He announced that the government would carry out a probe into why the fault occurred, and said, “Efforts are underway to determine the main cause of the breakdown.”
The minister has been updating the public through his official Twitter account:
تمام ٹیمیں اس وقت اپنے اپنے سٹیشن پر پہنچ چکی ہیں
بطور وفاقی وزیر پاور میں خود اس سارے بحالی کے کام کی نگرانی کر رہا ہوں
عوام کو وقتا فوقتا بحالی سے متعلق آگاہ رکھا جائے گا
— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) January 9, 2021
The minister said that technical faults occur due to outdated system as no effort was made in the past to upgrade transmission lines.
He further revealed that 10,300-megawatt power was in the national grid last night and fault occurred at Guddu power plant, which tripped all powerhouses and grids.
He disclosed that Rs 3 billion is being spent to upgrade the transmission system for smooth power supply.
Watch the latest news on power supply across the country by clicking the link below:
بجلی کی تازہ صورتحال : شام تک پورے ملک کی بجلی بحال ہو جائے گی ، کوئلے اور نیوکلیر پلانٹس واپس آنے میں وقت لیتے ہیں ، پن بجلی اور گیس کے پلانٹس چل رہے ہی pic.twitter.com/u1hvpbdkpI
— Omar Ayub Khan (@OmarAyubKhan) January 10, 2021
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