Seven suspended as committee formed to probe power breakdown

ISLAMABAD: The Central Power Generation Company (CPGC) has suspended seven officials of Guddu Thermal Power Station on account of the negligence of duty which caused power failure across the country.

According to a notification, the PTI-led federal government has formed a committee to probe into the massive power breakdown. “Seven officials working under Plant Manager-III are hereby laced under suspension with immediate effect, on account of the negligence of duty which caused power failure,” it added.

The employees suspended in light of preliminary inquiry include Adl. Plant Manager Sohail Ahmed, Junior Engineer Deedar Channa, Foreman Ali Hassan Golo, Ayyaz Hussain Dahar Operator, Saeed Ahmed Operator, Attendants Siraj Ahmed Memom and Ilyas Ahmed.

Several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, suffered a mass breakdown on late Saturday night. The latest blackout was caused by a fault in southern Pakistan.

The fault caused the country’s high transmission lines to a trip, which in turn caused the system frequency to drop from 50 to 0 in less than a second. The drop in frequency caused power plants to shut down.

Meanwhile, the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) today announced that the power supply was restored across the country after a nation-wide outage. “We have restored electricity supply to all 500KV, 220KV grid stations, and all transmission lines,” the spokesman said.

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