ISLAMABAD: Minister of Energy, Khurram Dastagir, announced that the electricity restoration across the country will take 12 hours, and that power should be restored by 10 PM, according to his statement.
However, after a major power outage, efforts to restore electricity are underway, and power has been brought back to some areas of Punjab.
The outage occurred at 7:32 am due to a deterioration at the national Grid station. 20% of the areas in Rawalpindi have had their electricity restored, including Westridge, Bakar Mandi, Peoples Colony, Mughalabad, and others.
According to Reuters, in Peshawar, a city of more than 2.3 million people, some residents said they were unable to get drinking water because the pumps were powered by electricity.
Telecom companies and several hospitals said they had switched on their backup generators.
“My kids and I could not take a shower this morning because there was no water due to the power crisis,” said bank employee Hassan Imran in Karachi.
According to a spokesperson for K-Electric, teams are working to restore power.
The Islamabad Electric Supply Company informed consumers that power restoration is in progress and being done in phases to protect the distribution system from any damage.
It has been more than 7 hours since the outage occurred, but electricity has not yet been restored. Minister of Energy Khurram Dastagir stated that power will be restored within 12 hours.
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