Electricity service restored after 24 hours of blackout in Pakistan, people heave a sigh of relief
Power service has finally been restored in Pakistan after a 24-hour blackout. Let us tell you that the Government of Pakistan had claimed to restore power supply by 10 pm, but the government failed to fulfill its promise on the fixed limit.
Most of the country’s 220 million people had to live without electricity. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered an inquiry into the power supply shutdown. The power supply in Pakistan was disrupted at 7.30 am a day earlier and could not be fully restored in time even in the bitterly cold weather.
According to Pakistani media, the electricity in the country was shut down on such an occasion when the temperature in Islamabad is 4 degree Celsius and Karachi is 8 degree Celsius in winter. Giving information about the power failure, Pakistan’s Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said that due to voltage fluctuations, the case of grid failure has come to the fore for the second time in three months. This led to a simultaneous blackout across the country. Anyway, the population of Pakistan is facing the brunt of power cuts almost every day.
In the evening, Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan wrote on Twitter that authorities have begun restoring power across the country. Dastgir Khan had earlier told reporters that they aimed to restore power supply by 10 pm.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took a tough stand on the power outage and ordered the formation of a three-member high-level committee to probe the cause, while a spokesman for the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) said there was a nationwide power failure. The textile industry has so far suffered a huge loss of $70 million.
The spokesperson had said that if the situation is not brought under control soon, the textile industry will have to bear losses of billions of dollars.