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Major power breakdown plunges several cities into darkness

LAHORE: A major power breakdown witnessed in different cities of the country, with authorities citing eruption of fire at one of the transformers at Guddu Power Station as a reason behind blackout. After that transmission line was tripped and electricity blackout plunged several major cities into darkness.   

It is the second breakdown of electricity in one week, as the various cities including Islamabad suffered from blackout. Even the National Assembly session was postponed for a while.

Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Peshawar’s electric supply remained disrupted for several hours.

Water and Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the House that efforts were underway to restore power supply.

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