Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has apologized to the nation over the power breakdown.
In a statement issued on Twitter, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said I apologize on behalf of the government for the inconvenience caused to the citizens by yesterday’s power break.
“On behalf of my government, I would like to express my sincere regrets for the inconvenience our citizens suffered due to the power outage yesterday. On my orders, an inquiry is underway to determine the reasons for the power failure. Responsibility will be fixed,” PM said.
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 of the power failure. Responsibility will be fixed.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 24, 2023
The Prime Minister said that on my orders, the investigation of the power breakdown is going on and those responsible will be determined in this regard.
Yesterday Pakistan faced the first power outage of 2023 after which electricity was restored after 15 hours of blackout.
Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir claimed that due to the decreased demand for electricity during the winter months countrywide, we temporarily shut down our power generation systems at night as a cost-saving measure.
He added, “When the systems were turned on this morning, frequency variation and voltage fluctuation was seen in the south of the country […] somewhere between Dadu and Jamshoro […] as a result of which power generating units shut down one by one.”