Massive power breakdown hits entire Balochistan, most of Pakistan

Must Read

Genocide is the only option in Balochistan – Pakistani Minister declares

A Pakistani minister in Balochistan, who is de-jure head of security apparatus in the region, has declared that genocide...

Aslam Baloch — The Baloch General – TBP Special report

For seventy years, through ups and downs, successes and failures, with rapid and slow pace, the Balochistan’s...

State’s deadly weapon, Shafiq Mengal – The Balochistan Post report

Strings of suicide bombing in Sindh's Shikarpur city and firing incident on BSO azad's rally in Khuzdar got connected...

At least 10 hours past since the breakdown but the power has not been restored in the country except some major cities.

As per details, shortly before midnight on Saturday, a massive breakdown in almost the entire country was reported by citizens on social media.

Electricity blackout hit many cities of Pakistan and 30 out of 33 districts of Balochistan. 

The latest blackout was caused by “a technical fault”  at 11:41 pm on Saturday, which tripped the system and caused power plants to shut down, Pakistan’s power minister Omar Ayub Khan told a press conference in Islamabad.

Energy minister said that the power breakout occurred when the frequency in the national power distribution system (NTDC) suddenly fell from 50 to zero, adding that the matter is being investigated.

During the press conference, the federal ministers criticised previous governments for only focusing on power generation and neglecting the transmission system. “Under the government of PML-N, the country saw eight major power breakdowns,” energy minister said.

“When the incumbent government assumed office, no work had been done to upgrade the transmission system. We are now investing in the transmission and distribution system,” he added.

According to the latest announcement by the authorities: power had been restored to some areas of major cities such as Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and some areas of Balochistan.


Latest News

Activist Jalila Haider to return her ‘women of courage’ award in protest

Balochistan-based prominent rights activist Jalila Haider announced that she will return her 'International Women of Courage Award'...

Sindhis celebrate 117th birth anniversary of veteran leader late GM Syed

On January 17th, the Sindhi nation celebrated the 117th birth anniversary of Ghulam Murtaza Syed, a prominent politician and founder of the...

Gunmen attack oil supplying tanker to Turbat airport

Unknown gunmen have attacked an oil tanker carrying supplies to the airport in Turbat, the main town of Balochistan's Kech district. The...

Military operation underway in Kech

A fresh military operation has been reportedly launched in Gorkop area of district kech. There are reports of houses being burnt and...

Leading rights activist “ousted” from Balochistan for opening library for girls

A leading rights activist and senior leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, Sanna Ejaz, has been forcibly removed by authorities from Balochistan. Ms...