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KARACHI: The Ministry of Water and Power announced on Monday that power was restored across of Pakistan, including in areas in Karachi and Quetta, following a widespread, countrywide breakdown on Sunday night, DawnNews reported.

Officials said that the power transmission was restored in Sindh and Karachi adding that the electricity issue in Karachi was from withing the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC)'s  own system and that the electricity crises in Karachi had no link with the national grid.

Moreover the MInistry of Water and Power had initiated its own inquiry into the nation-wide electrical breakdown.

The breakdown occurred at about 11:45pm on Sunday, cutting off power supply to most of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta and Azad Kashmir.

Power began to be restored on Monday morning with electricity supply resuming in some parts of Karachi and Quetta as well as in other areas of the country.

Speaking during a press conference in Islamabad, Secretary Water and Power Rai Sikandar said 5,000MW of electricity had reentered the system, enabling the restoration of electricity supply across Pakistan.

Moreover, he said the breakdown was caused when the Hubco Power Plant tripped due to a technical failure and other power plants were shut down in order to prevent any damage to their respective systems, thus leaving more than half the country in darkness.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had also ordered an investigation into the matter.

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February 25, 2013 11:33 am
"KARACHI: The Ministry of Water and Power announced on Monday that power was restored across of Pakistan, including in areas in Karachi and Quetta, following a widespread, countrywide breakdown on Sunday night, DawnNews reported." Does anyone even proof reads these headlines?
February 25, 2013 11:31 am
No. light has not been restored. We are using backups.
Asif Kahsmiri
February 25, 2013 9:51 am
what a joke...
energy management
February 25, 2013 9:01 am
thats true
February 25, 2013 12:07 pm
They are lying. the problem is still not fixed. I am in Lahore and we have had no power for the past 5 hours.
February 25, 2013 7:50 am
Countires can not progress until they meet full requirement of elctricity. Every activity needs power and west therefore wants control of energy resources.
February 25, 2013 6:45 am
This is not first time it was happend during Musharaf Govt. but no report was prepare about the incident when the whole country was in dark
February 25, 2013 8:02 am
More electric power generation capacity needs to be brought on line ASAP.
Saeed Akhtar
February 25, 2013 12:17 pm
What a big lie. It is 5.15 pm in Lahore and the word is that electricity would be restored only by 8.30 pm at the earliest. It could even be much later. How naive is this nation that believes every lie told by those in government.
Mueed Ahmed
February 25, 2013 7:57 pm
Major portion of sabzazar, shadra and samnabad are still without electricity in Lahore.
waqas ahmad
February 25, 2013 11:35 pm
how funny raja pervaz ashraf ordered an investigation into the matter. ha ha ha haa
February 26, 2013 8:33 am
Why are they lying ??? I live in the Cantonment Area in Lahore.Before the blackout the load shedding schedule was like 6 hours a day and now its 12 hours a day.Where have they restored the power ???
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