Massive power outage hits Punjab, KP as Tarbela power plant goes faulty

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

Another mentioned, there is no time frame is given for fixation of the problem,"Technical breakdown in Tarbela dam, no time frame is given for its fixation".

Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Attock and other parts of Punjab were hit hard by the power breakdown in the sweltering summer.

The minister said power supply to the federal capital has also been restored and with two-three hours, the whole system would be restored.

A spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Commission said the tripping of lines caused all four Chashma Nuclear Power Plants to trip as well. Meanwhile, National Power Control system adopted stance that the system went down due to low power frequency and the country would have suffered a blackout if the power was not cut off. He said the secretary power division was present at the NPCC control room and supervising the situation. Its spokesperson said that Ghazi-Barotha hydel plant was also back online.

The National Power Construction Corporation authorities say efforts were underway to restore the power supply.

Leghari further said the demand and supply of electricity was being controlled as per schedule since December 4.


Opposition members walking out of the Punjab Assembly today due to the power outage.

Sources revealed airlines offices, baggage handling and the Airport Security Force base camp, amongst other areas, were without electricity. They have said that 10 hours of load shedding will cause major setback to the work performance of the industry.

He said an inquiry will also be conducted to ascertain the cause of the blackout.

Taking notice of the move All Pakistan Textile Mills Association has announced protests.

The association has issued a statement that it will meet the finance minister first regarding this announcement of the Power Division.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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