Pakistan’s troubles are not taking the name of ending. Monday brought new trouble for Pakistan. Even after almost 18 hours have passed, there is no light in Pakistan which is immersed in darkness. It is now reported that the Parliament House has been closed for three days after a short circuit.
On Sunday, Pakistan’s Parliament House caught fire after a short circuit. But the fire did not cause much damage. In view of the maintenance of the wiring of the Parliament House, all the offices of the Parliament House have been closed till January 26 for security reasons.
The Pakistan National Assembly tweeted on Monday that there was a short circuit in the Parliament House yesterday. Thank God there was no major damage. All the offices have been closed till January 26 for carrying out maintenance work, for thorough inspection of the building and to prevent such incidents from happening again.
Yesterday, there was a short circuit in Parliament.
Thank God there was no significant harm.
However, all offices on premises will be closed until Jan 26, 2023, to carry out maintenance & conduct a thorough evaluation of structure to prevent similar incidents in future. pic.twitter.com/fiu1Ha5Yge
— National Assembly of 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) January 23, 2023
The President of the Pakistani Senate and the Speaker of the National Assembly have ordered immediate precautionary measures after the short circuit incident. Due to the short circuit in the Pakistani Parliament House, the power system has been greatly affected. All the meetings to be held from 4 pm on January 23 to 11 am on January 26 have been cancelled.
Due to short circuit in the Parliament House building, offices of National Assembly & Senate Secretariat have been closed for three days. Taking cognizance of the situation, Chairman Senate & Speaker National Assembly have ordered immediate precautionary measures & concerned..1/2 pic.twitter.com/cyOUDTp8ME
— Senate of Pakistan (@SenatePakistan) January 22, 2023
Trouble increased due to failure of national grid
Due to the failure of Pakistan’s National Grid, the power supply of 117 stations has come to a standstill. The system frequency of the National Grid of Pakistan Electricity had failed at 7.0 am on Monday morning, due to which the power supply had come to a standstill in almost the entire country.
Hospital, business affected due to power failure
Normal functioning has been affected due to darkness in Pakistan on Monday. Many factories are closed on Monday due to power supply failure. Government hospitals in Islamabad have had to shut down their operation theatres, while some hospitals in Karachi are working on backup power.
How did the National Grid get stalled?
The country’s national grid came to a standstill at 7.30 am on Monday, due to which the power supply was disrupted. After this, the country’s Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir had to come forward and say that this blackout has happened due to disturbances in the National Grid. But we are working to fix it.
He told that the demand for electricity decreases in winter, due to which power generation systems are temporarily closed at night. But when they were turned on on Monday morning, voltage fluctuations were observed and soon after that the power generating units were shut down one after the other.
How big is the crisis?
Pakistan’s Energy Minister Dastgir, however, has said on the injury of Danke that it is not a big crisis. Some power grids of the country have been restored. Grid stations of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been restored.
But in the latest report of Dawn, it has been told that the power supply will not be completely restored in Pakistan before 10 pm local time.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari reprimanded the government and said that there is a power breakdown in the country since morning. The incompetent people sitting in power in the country are responsible for this. They looted the country and sent the money abroad.
Expressing concern over this breakdown, journalist Haris Tohid has said that this power crisis has increased fear among the common people of the country. They are beginning to feel that now the country is moving towards a serious energy crisis.