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Several Pakistani cities still recording power shortage despite minister's claim over restoration

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 24 Jan 2023

Several Pakistani cities still recording power shortage despite minister's claim over restoration

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Islamabad: Several regions in Pakistan are still witnessing power outages despite the government's claim that it has been restored.

Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir has said on Tuesday that electricity has been fully restored at grid stations across the country.

Power cuts have been reported from several cities in the country, including Karachi, till now.

“Power at all 1,112 stations of the national grid has been restored,” Dastgir tweeted as quoted by Dawn News.

In a televised address at 10am, the minister explained said that there was a “delay in synchronisation” between Tarbela and Mangla power plants.

“But with the support of the Power Division, Wapda and other departments, we fixed the technical problem after which power at systems across the country was restored.

“Today, at 5:15am, the system was completely restored across the country,” Dastgir said.

He said there will be a shortage of power in the next two days.

Dastgir said there has been no fuel shortage in the country.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has apologised for prolonged power shortage.

"On behalf of my government, I would like to express my sincere regrets for the inconvenience our citizens suffered due to power outage yesterday. On my orders an inquiry is underway to determine reasons of the power failure. Responsibility will be fixed," Sharif tweeted.