ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A large part of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa went into darkness after a technical fault occurred in national power control systems on Friday.
In a statement, a spokesman of the ministry of water and power said that the breakdown occurred in the electricity supply system on Friday.
The spokesman said that work has begun in affected areas to restore the normal power supply.
The sources said that Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Chakwal, Jehlum, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Haripur and Attock are among the areas which have been affected by the technical breakdown.
The officials of the water and power ministry said that a technical fault appeared in the Tarbela Power plant in the morning which also affected the power production from Ghazi Barotha, causing the northern transmission line to trip.
The fault resulted in a disruption of electricity supply to 70 per cent areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and Punjab’s northern as well as central areas .
The tripping of the main transmission line also resulted in the breakdown of supply from other power plants, the officials said.