Seven officials suspended as govt forms committee to probe power breakdown

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On Sunday, the federal government made a committee to investigate the widespread power breakdown that hit sections of the nation late on Saturday night.

The Central Power Generation Company has suspended seven Guddu Thermal Power Station officials on the basis of the neglect of duty that caused power failure across the country, as per notification.

The notification issued by Central Power Generation Company Limited reads that seven officials employed under Plant Manager-III are hereby suspended with immediate effect and until further orders, due to the neglect of duty that caused power failure found in the sense of a preliminary investigation.

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In the light of a preliminary investigation, the suspended workers include Adl. Plant manager Sohail Ahmed, junior engineer Deedar Channa, foreman Ali Hassan Golo, operator Ayyaz Hussain Dahar, operator Saeed Ahmed, operator Siraj Ahmed Memom and Ilyas Ahmed.

A mass breakdown occurred late on Saturday night in several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.

Electricity Restored in Major Cities of Pakistan

The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) today reported that, due to a technical fault, the power supply was restored across the nation after a nation-wide power breakdown.

The NTDC representative said, “the authority have reinstated the power supply to all 500KV, 220KV grid stations along with transmission lines.”

He further claimed that the supply to the Jamshoro 500 KV grid and the Karachi NKI had also been reestablished.

In the meantime, the spokesman for the power division also said that the supply of electricity from the Guddu power plant to DG Khan, Muzaffargarh and Rahim Yar Khan had also been restored.

Earlier in the day, Federal Minister of Energy Omar Ayub said that a technical fault occurred last night at 11:41 pm at the Guddu power plant, causing the national grid frequency to fall from 50 to zero in a matter of seconds, plunging most parts of the country into darkness.

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