On Jan 24, Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir stated that Pakistan’s electrical grid has been entirely restored despite reports that several areas of the nation are still without power. The outage came as a result of government’s cost-cutting strategy to fight economic crisis.
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What you need to know:
The breakdown, which was caused by a cost-cutting strategy by Pakistan, hit multiple cities around 7:30 am on Jan 23.
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“Monday afternoon and evening marked the beginning of this repair,” says Dastagir. During a press-conference, he added, “There are 1,112 grid stations in the nation, and they are entirely restored now.”
Dastagir also emphasised that the government was “relieved” that the Warsak Dam in Balochistan is operating. It ensured the provision of energy in some parts of Islamabad and Peshawar. Similar to this, Sindh’s Uch Power Station was operating, which contributed to the full restoration of power in flood-affected areas.
What’s the update:
The megacities of Karachi and Lahore had electricity for the most part again overnight, but there were still occasional, brief outages of connection. The lights were reported to be back on in Islamabad, as well as in Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, and Gujranwala. Some rural communities, though, are still without a connection.
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