ISLAMABAD: After an enormous power breakdown dipped the whole country into darkness late Saturday, electrical energy provision was rehabilitated in main areas of the whole country Sunday morning.

Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan mentioned the power failure taken place because of a technical defect on the Guddu power plant which happened due to frequency falling from 50 to zero in seconds. He added that the authorities handled to restore Tarbela power station and started restoring supply.

Addressing a press conference with Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, the power minister mentioned it will take a few extra hours for energy to be totally restored throughout the whole country.

“We energized Tarbela power plant two time, which started the restoration process,” he mentioned, including that electrical energy has been restored in Islamabad, Faisalabad, Jhang and Multan, whereas K-Electric has been supplied 400MVA.

Omar Ayub mentioned squads are going through difficulties because of massive fog and the definite cause behind the technical fault will likely be recognized as soon as the fog lifts.

“The cause for the blackout has not been determined till now. The technical fault occurred in a specific filed,” he mentioned. The federal ministers blamed previous governments for focusing only on energy production and ignoring the transmission system. “Under the federal government of PML-N, the whole nation faced eight main energy breakdowns,” stated the power minister. “When the current authorities supposed workplace, nothing had been performed to improve the transmission system. We are actually investing within the transmission and distribution system. A $6 billion transmission line has been placed in Matiari.”

Energy restored

Taking to Twitter, the power minister mentioned 500kv and 220 kv grid stations have been restored throughout the country and energy provision has resumed in Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Dharki, Guddu, Rohri, Shikarpur, Dera Murad Jamali, Sivi, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Jhelum, Lahore, Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, and Sargodha.

“Teams are busy renovating electrical energy for different cities,” he added.

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