KARACHI : A massive power breakdown hit Sindh and Punjab on Thursday, after a “fault in the country’s southern transmission system”, said the Ministry of Energy.
Electricity supply has been suspended in various areas of Sindh, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Jamshoro, Sujawal, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Matiari, Tharparkar and Larkana.
Power supply has also been disrupted in various cities of Punjab including Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan.
“Due to an accidental fault in the country’s southern transmission system, several southern power plants are tripping in stages, which is disrupting the transmission of electricity in the southern part of the country,” said the Ministry of Energy in a tweet post.
“The Ministry of Energy is diligently investigating the cause of the outage and the sindh and punjab power system will be fully restored as soon as possible after breakdown ,” it added.
As per reports, generation from Guddu Thermal Power Station in Kashmore has halted due to technical failure. The 600MW and 747MW units at the power plant are not operating due to technical faults.
Meanwhile, sources at National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) informed that the 500-KV system across the country is not working. The reasons are still being ascertained, they said.