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Power breakdown: Electricity likely to be restored by 10 pm, says Khurram Dastgir

A major power breakdown hit the country on Monday morning around 7:30 am trigged by frequency variation in the national grid.

Large parts of the country including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta are currently without electricity.

According to Minister for Energy Khurram Dastagir, electricity across the country will be fully restored by 10 pm.

Later in a tweet, he updated that electricity had been restored partially in distribution companies of Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Sukkur.

Following the breakdown, Dastgir, while talking to Geo News, said that the power generation units are temporarily shut down in winter at night as an economic measure to save fuel costs.

“When the systems were turned on at 7:30 am this morning one by one, frequency variation was reported in the southern part of the country between Jamshoro and Dadu. There was a fluctuation in voltage and power generating units were shut down one by one due to cascading impact. This is not a major crisis,” said the federal minister.

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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