Due to the failure of the National Grid in Pakistan, there was a blackout in the entire country on Monday. Lakhs of people were affected by this. The Energy Minister of the country made tall claims regarding the restoration of power supply, but many big cities were plunged into darkness overnight. Now there is news that power supply has been restored in some cities. But still the solution to this crisis has come out completely.
In the midst of all this, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif has apologized to the country for the power crisis and has expressed commitment to the government’s responsibility to rectify it.
After this, Prime Minister Sharif tweeted that on behalf of my government, I apologize for the inconvenience caused to the people due to the power crisis yesterday. He said that on my orders, investigation is being done to find out the reasons for the power failure. After this accountability will be fixed. Shahbaz has ordered to set up a three-member high-level committee to find out the reasons for this disturbance.
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 for the power failure. Responsibility will be fixed.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 24, 2023
Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that power has been fully restored in the country’s grid stations. He tweeted that power has been restored in all 1,112 stations of the national grid.
Foreign forces behind power breakdown
After the blackout on Monday in Pakistan surrounded by economic crisis, it is getting dirty all over the world. Metro trains, hospitals, offices and many businesses were directly affected due to lack of electricity. But in the midst of all this, Energy Minister Dastgir said that he suspects that foreign forces are behind the breakdown.
Khurram Dastgir said that Pakistan is probing the possibility of foreign hand behind this power outage. Will investigate the possibility behind this to rule out the possibility of cyber attack. He said that the foreign hand behind the breakdown is being investigated.
How was the National Grid stalled?
The country’s national grid had come 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 the 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, 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.
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 had said that due to this power crisis, fear has increased among the common people of the country. They have started feeling that now the country is moving towards a serious energy crisis.