January 28, 2023

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Massive power breakdown hits Pakistan

According to the Ministry of Energy, a nationwide power outage was caused by a drop in the frequency of the national system early Monday morning.

“According to preliminary reports, the National Grid’s system frequency reduced around 7:34 this morning, resulting in a broad failure in the electrical system,” the ministry tweeted.

Electricity Minister Khurrum Dastagir stated that power producing units are temporarily shut down at night in the winter as a cost-cutting strategy to preserve fuel.

“Frequency fluctuation was detected in the southern portion of the nation between Jamshoro and Dadu when the systems were turned on one by one this morning at 7:30 a.m. The voltage fluctuated, and the systems were turned off one by one. “This is not a serious catastrophe,” Dastagir stated.

According to the minister, his ministry has begun rebuilding several grid stations in Tarbela and Warsak.

“Some grids of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) and some grids of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) have already been restored,” the minister stated.

When asked about the breakdown in Karachi, the minister stated that the problem is difficult because the port city has a comprehensive power supply infrastructure.

Meanwhile, power outages have been recorded in several locations of Karachi.

The cause of the interruption was not disclosed by a K-Electric official.

According to an IESCO representative, all 117 gird stations were without power.

Meanwhile, PESCO acknowledged an outage in locations where it provides power.

According to Geo news, this is the second time in three months that a country has had a big power outage.

Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Quetta, Multan, and Faisalabad were all affected by power outages in October of last year.

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