23 Jan 2023

Pakistan Power Crisis: Major Power Outage In Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Other Parts Of Country

Islamabad: Pakistan, which is struggling with inflation and economic crisis, has now faced a power crisis. There was a big power cut in the neighboring country on Monday. Cities like Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi have been without power for several hours.

Fault in high-tension transmission lines reported

A large part of Pakistan is without power since Monday morning. Power failure occurred in various parts of the country on Monday due to fault in high-tension transmission lines between Quetta and Guddu. Pakistan is already facing power shortage and long cuts. To save electricity, the government has issued an order to close the markets at 8 o'clock.

National Grid went down at about 7:30 in morning

The Ministry of Power said that the National Grid went down at 7:34 am. Due to this the power system failed. The ministry said that work is being done to restore the supply. 

The Quetta Electric Supply Company said that 22 towns of Balochistan were without electricity since morning. Here there is a problem in two supply lines between Guddu and Quetta.

People in Mall Road, Canal Road and other areas in Lahore are facing the crisis of power cut. Officials said they are probing the matter. 

According to reports, technical glitches in transmission lines have caused power outages in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and the capital.

Pakistan has come up with a new energy plan this year. In October last year also there was a big power cut in Pakistan. Then there was a power cut in cities like Karachi, Lahore for about 12 hours.

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