Power outages hit various parts of Pakistan

Power outages have been reported in various parts of the country, confirmed K-Electric (KE) spokesperson Imran Rana on Thursday.

Taking to his official handle, Rana said that KE is "investigating the issue" and will provide updates on the situation.

Getting reports of outages from various parts of the country including KE territory. We are investigating the issue and will keep this space updated with further information.
— Imran Rana, Spokesperson, K-Electric (@imranrana21) October 13, 2022

He was responding to Journalist Ghazanfar Abbas, who claimed that the power supply has been suspended in the 500 KV system across the country, according to sources at the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC).

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"The reasons are still being ascertained," he tweeted.

ملک کے بڑے حصے میں بجلی کی فراہمی معطل
ملک بھر میں 500کے وی نظام بیٹھ گیا، این ٹی ڈی سی ذرائع
تاحال وجوہات کا پتہ چلایا جارہاہے، این ٹی ڈی سی ذرائع
— Ghazanfar Abbas (@ghazanfarabbass) October 13, 2022

Initially, Rana confirmed that there are multiple outages being reported in different parts of Karachi. However, he later maintained that power outages are being reported in various parts of Pakistan "including KE territory".

There are reports of multiple outages from different parts of the city. We are investigating the issue and will keep this space posted.
— Imran Rana, Spokesperson, K-Electric (@imranrana21) October 13, 2022

He added that "the recovery process has started – a full recovery may take approximately 5 hours."

تاہم بحالی کا عمل شروع کیا جا چکا ہے – مکمل بحالی میں اندازاً 5 گھنٹے لگ سکتے ہیں۔ (2/2)
— Imran Rana, Spokesperson, K-Electric (@imranrana21) October 13, 2022

The Ministry of Energy also confirmed the development through its official Twitter handle. It stated that there has been "an accidental fault" in the country's electricity transmission system.

The ministry said that several southern power plants are "tripping" in phases, which is disrupting the transmission of electricity in the southern part of the country.

مُلک کے جنوبی ٹرانسمیشن سسٹم میں حادثاتی خرابی کے باعث متعدد جنوبی پاور پلانٹس مرحلہ وار ٹرِپ ہو رہے ہیں جس سے مُلک کے جنوبی حصے میں بجلی کی ترسیل میں رکاوٹ آ رہی ہے۔وزارتِ توانائی پوری تندہی سے خرابی کی وجہ کی تفتیش کر رہی ہے اور جلد از جلد بجلی کے نظام کو مکمل بحال کر لیاجائگا
— Ministry of Energy (@MoWP15) October 13, 2022

It added that they are "diligently investigating the cause of the fault" and that the power system will be fully restored as soon as possible.

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