Power supply restored in KP, Punjab after major breakdown

ISLAMABAD: Power supply has been partially restored in different parts of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after major breakdown happened due to technical fault at Tarbela Power Plant, said power division spokesperson.

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Earlier the sudden blackout due to technical difficulties affected Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur along with other cities in Punjab.

The breakdown also affected several cities in KP as well, including Peshawar, Swat and Lakki Marwat.

A spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Commission said the tripping of lines caused all four Chashma Nuclear Power Plants to trip as well.

The breakdown also affected the operations at the already-troubled New Islamabad International Airport.

Sources said the offices of airlines, baggage handling and the Airport Security Force base camp, among other areas, are devoid of power.

Similarly, the proceedings of the Punjab Assembly were disturbed due to the power cut, with opposition members protesting against the government for its failure to fix the country’s power system.

The loss of power also caused misery for patients and attendants at Rawalpindi’s Benazir Bhutto Hospital, with the public hospital’s generators also failing to give backup supply of electricity.

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