Major power breakdown reported in different areas of Karachi
A major power breakdown was reported from Karachi as multiple areas of the port city were out of electricity, confirmed K-Electric spokesperson Imran Rana.
Electricity supply has been suspended in Rashid Minhas Road, Gulistan-e-Johar, Liaquatabad C1 Area, Federal B Area Block 11, 12, 13, Nazimabad Block No. 3, 4, Landhi, Malir, Model Colony, Kharadar, Lyari, Old City Area, Malir Halt and Rifa Aam Society in Karachi.
Power supply has also been suspended in different areas of Gulshan-e-Jamal, Millennium Mall, Dalmia Road and Gulshan-e-Iqbal, including city courts and NAB courts.
Residents in various areas of Defense Housing Authority (DHA) and PECHS are also facing prolonged power cut.
K-Electric spokesman Imran Rana said that, there were reports of power outages at various places in the city, which are being investigated.
Apart from this, power outages also reported from interior Sindh as Rahim Yar Khan, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Sibi, Dadu, Rajanpur, Ghotki were out of electricity.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Energy, several southern power plants are tripping in stages due to an accidental fault in the southern transmission system of the country, which is hindering the transmission of electricity in the southern part of the country.
The statement added that the Ministry of Energy is diligently investigating the cause of the outage and the power system will be fully restored as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, WAPDA sources attributed the breakdown to a technical fault in the Guddu Thermal Power House, saying that due to a technical fault, 6 units which were generating 832 MW of electricity tripped.