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    Title: Major power breakdown hits Karachi
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    Major Power Breakdown Hits Karachi 320
    Description: Various areas of Karachi faced a major power outage on Saturday due to the tripping of KE's 220 kv high tension line leaving citizens distraught in the scorching heat. Due to this, supply to associated grids was also been affected. Restoration efforts have already begun and are expected to be completed within one hour. Availability of generation supply is enabling restoration to progress swiftly. According to reports, about 30 grid stations had been affected which suspended the electricity supply. "The issue of power outages was being looked into on an emergency basis," the K Electic official had said earlier. Among the areas are New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Liaquatabad, Buffer Zone, Shadman Town, North Karachi, Surjani Town, FB Area, North Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Manzoor, DHA and Clifton. Power supply has also been cut off in Colony, PECHS, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir, Nazimabad, Korangi, Kharadar, Saddar, Burns Road, Shah Latif Town and Meteorological Scheme 33. Due to the tripping of the grid station, the power supply to large portions of the city was suspended. Last week, as many as 900 electricity feeders were also shut down due to heavy dust storm in Karachi due to which electricity supply remained suspended in New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Buffer Zone, Shadman Sir Syed Town, FB Area, North Nazimabad and Orangi Town. Earlier in January, almost all cities and towns across Pakistan plunged into darkness following a major technical fault that caused the frequency in the entire distribution system to drop from 50 to 0. Read more: Sindh protests against electricity policy Tweeting from the ministry's official Twitter handle, spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy said that according to initial reports, the Guddu power plant developed a fault at 11:41pm on January 10. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan along with Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz said the exact reason for the fault had still not been ascertained owing to the fog surrounding the Guddu power plant. However, he said efforts were underway to ascertain the cause. The minister informed that the power plant's safety systems started shutting off automatically soon after it developed a fault. "There are three 5 KV circuits at the Guddu power plant," Khan informed. According to the energy minister, Prime Minister Imran Khan had been informed of the entire situation, and that he had directed for the electricity supply to be restored at the earliest.  
    Published Date: 22-May-2021
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