Poor state of affairs: NEPRA seeks report on power breakdown

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has taken serious notice of a widespread power breakdown in the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC)’s northern system on May 16 and has directed the company to submit a comprehensive report on the matter.

On Wednesday, a massive power breakdown struck large swathes of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa that deprived two-thirds of the country’s population of electricity for almost 10 hours.

The breakdown led to a complete blackout in the north from Guddu to Peshawar, leaving provinces of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa without electricity.

Published in The Express Tribune, 18th May, 2018