“Multiple power plants in south are tripping due to an accidental fault in the country’s southern transmission system, disrupting the Power Supply Suspend to the country’s southern part,” the energy ministry said in a tweet.
However, the ministry stated that it was working to locate the fault and that power transmission would be restored as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, sources told DAILY NEWS PUBLISHER that the transmission line disruption has caused a 5,000-megawatt shortfall in the national grid due to which Power Supply Suspend.
Earlier, in a Tweet, K-Electric spokesperson Imran Rana stated that the utility had received reports of multiple outages from various parts of Karachi. “We are investigating the matter and will keep you updated,” he said.
Later, he confirmed that the power outage was caused by a fault in the southern transmission system. He went on to say that work had begun to restore the supply, and that the entire process would take about five hours.
Power outages were observed in Gulshan-e-Maymar, FB Area, Liaquatabad, SITE, Superhighway, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Surjani Town, Gulshan, Shah Faisal and Malir.
Orangi Town, Baldia, Saddar, Safora Chowrangi, Scheme 33 and surrounding areas were also among the areas without power.