Punjab, KPK and Islamabad witness power breakdown

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that various areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad witnessed power breakdown due to reported fault in Guddu and Muzaffargarh line.

Speaking on a point of self-explanation in the Lower House, the Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Khan said unfortunately the whole North system remained cut off while South was intact.

The minister told parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab including the Federal Capital experienced power break down, adding power supply to Sindh, Balochistan and Karachi remained on.

Awais Leghari said power supply to the Federal Capital had also been restored and with two-three hours, the whole system would be restored. He said inquiry had been ordered and it report would be received by evening.

Meanwhile, the Spokesman Ministry of Power Division said the National Power Control Center (NPCC) was restoring the system.

The spokesman said the entire system frequency was stable now and the generation has reached to 12,000 megawatts. He said Ghazi Barotha, Tarbela, Mangla had been synchronized and connected to the nation grid system.

The spokesman ministry of power division said supply to parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Mardan had been restored while gradual restoration to various areas of Punjab was under progress. He said the secretary power division was present at the NPCC control room and supervising the situation.

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