Operation theater closed, commotion in ICU, trains halted everywhere… Stir in Pakistan due to power cut – न्यूज़लीड India

Operation theater closed, commotion in ICU, trains halted everywhere… Stir in Pakistan due to power cut

Operation theater closed, commotion in ICU, trains halted everywhere… Stir in Pakistan due to power cut


Pakistan is in big trouble

Already grappling with political and economic crisis, cash-strapped Pakistan on Monday plunged into a severe power crisis due to a fault in transmission lines, with dozens of cities without power since this morning. . Pakistan’s major cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta, have been without power since morning and the power crisis has severely affected a population of around 220 million people. This is the second major power outage in the neighboring country within the last four months, while Pakistan is already grappling with energy crisis and high electricity bills.

reason for power crisis in pakistan

reason for power crisis in pakistan

Pakistan’s Ministry of Energy said in a statement that the frequency of the national grid went down at 7:34 am (local time) and thereafter there was a “widespread failure” in the power system. The ministry later stated that the restoration of grid stations had been started from Warsak and that “a limited number of grids” of Islamabad Supply Company and Peshawar Supply Company had been restored. Pakistan’s Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said, currently in Pakistan power supply is stopped during the night and when the power system was turned on this morning, a sudden voltage fluctuation was observed in the power production units and after that One after the other the grids went on failing.

‘Darkness and Despair’

Former Pakistan MP Bushra Gohar said that darkness and gloom have spread across Pakistan after several days of undeclared power cuts in several areas of Pakhtunkhwa. He wrote on social media that “darkness and gloom have spread across Pakistan, with many areas of Pakhtunkhwa having undeclared power cuts and no internet connection.” Along with this, he has termed Pakistan as an unsafe country with nuclear weapons. At the same time, the Ministry of Energy of the Government of Pakistan says that it is not yet clear how long the energy crisis will last and when electricity will be restored in the country, but in the city of Quetta in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, there has been a power cut. It has severely affected all aspects of daily life of people including hospitals, markets.

Life disrupted across the country

Life disrupted across the country

Muhammad Parvez, 54, who lives in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, said his ailing father had been waiting for more than an hour to see a doctor, but was unable to be treated because a power outage had shut down the clinic. I had turned off the electronic system. Speaking to Al Jazeera, he said that “generators have been installed in some big hospitals, but the condition of private clinics in small hospitals is very bad, because everything is being done manually.” At the same time, a patient said that the condition of government hospitals has become very serious, especially in the ICU, there is a fierce struggle to continue the power supply.

factories are closed

factories are closed

Kamran Arshad, managing director of a textile company based in Lahore, said he had to close his factory on Monday due to a power failure. He added, “We work on 40 percent gas and 60 percent electricity, but there is already a gas shortage, and with the power outage today, our factory’s operation is closed for the day.” Kamran Arshad, who is also a senior official of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, said that the loss due to the outage could run into billions. According to Aljizra, he explained that, “Our own loss is more than 20 million Pakistani rupees ($87,000) if production stops even for a day. And if the whole of Pakistan’s textile industry is included in this, then probably Billions of losses are likely.”

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operation theater closed

operation theater closed

An official at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), a public hospital in Islamabad, said the hospital had to close its operation theaters due to the power failure. However, officials at Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), one of Pakistan’s largest public hospitals, said the power outage would not affect work as they have a power backup. But, most of the government hospitals in the country are in bad condition. In many places, people have been seen troubled for providing generators in hospitals. This is the second time in the last four months that there has been a power failure in Pakistan. The outage in October lasted for more than 12 hours and mainly affected southern parts of the country.

operation theater closed

operation theater closed

An official at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), a public hospital in Islamabad, said the hospital had to close its operation theaters due to the power failure. However, officials at Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), one of Pakistan’s largest public hospitals, said the power outage would not affect work as they have a power backup. But, most of the government hospitals in the country are in bad condition. In many places, people have been seen troubled for providing generators in hospitals. This is the second time in the last four months that there has been a power failure in Pakistan. The outage in October lasted for more than 12 hours and mainly affected southern parts of the country.

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