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January 24, 2023 (MLN): The electricity system in Pakistan has been fully restored while around 1,112 grid stations were restored in 24 hours, Federal Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan’s said in a news conference on Tuesday.

“It will take 48 hours to restart Nuclear Power Plant and Coal Plants”, Khurram Dastgir highlighted.

Furthermore, we are grateful to Federal Minister for Water Resources, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, and Chairman WAPDA Engineer Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) for their cooperation.

He added that the Pakistan electricity system was restored at five O’clock, and there is no shortage of fuel in the country.

The National Grid Fault did not cause any damage to the power transmission system.

However, the minister pointed out that there will be a shortage of electricity for the next two days.

Fahad Rauf, Head of Research at Ismail Iqbal Securities said told MG Link News, “These blackouts are the result of technical faults or sometimes human negligence but the underlying problem is the under-investment and lack of focus on improving the T&D infrastructure.

We have been adding capacity but without improving transmission infrastructure resulting in frequent outages, he added.

On Monday, a widespread power outage was reported across the country, due to a decrease in the frequency of the national grid.

Large areas of Pakistan, including major cities such as Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, and Lahore, were affected by the power outage.

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Posted on: 2023-01-24T11:20:58+05:00