24 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Pakistani Ministry of Energy has announced on Tuesday the total restoration of electricity, a day after it stated that the country had suffered a national blackout.
The Minister of the Energy portfolio, Jurrum Dastagir, has indicated that “all the 1,112 stations of the national network have been restored”, while he has explained that some coal or nuclear plants will take between 48 and 72 additional hours.
“Until the operation of these plants, there will be limited load management, except for industrial users,” added Dastagir, as published through his Twitter profile.
The head of Energy has mentioned that the Pakistani Government suspects “foreign intervention such as system hacking” in relation to the cause of the breakdown.
However, according to the ‘Dawn’ newspaper, early in the morning, contrary to government claims, there are several areas across the country deprived of power.
The country’s Ministry of Energy reported on Monday morning that around 7:34 a.m. local time (3:34 a.m. Spanish peninsular time) there was a reduction in the frequency in the national network, which caused a general failure.