Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad & More Cities Face Power Breakdown

Earlier today, many cities saw their power supplies disrupted. Punjab and KPK were the most deeply affected provinces following the recent power breakdown. Many cities saw their daily production grind to a halt following a prolonged spate of non-availability of power in cities such as Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and more.

The cause of the recent power breakdown has been attributed to the Guddu Thermal Power Plant, whose grid caught fire, shutting down the 220 to 500 KV step-up grid station there.

Since the filing of this report, no timelines have been given over how long it will take to rectify the fault at Guddu Thermal Power Plant.

The People’s Representatives in National Assembly Also Get Affected

An ongoing session of the National Assembly was disrupted momentarily when for a few moments, the power went off with many of the lawmakers present in the august house.

The few moments of discomfort were all that was needed for public representatives to wake up to the reality faced by millions of Pakistanis every other day. TV footage of the in-camera session of the National Assembly also captured the pitch-black scenes of commotion that ensued following the momentary blackout.

After the backup generators kicked in, the lawmakers sitting in opposition benches raised a protest against the continuing spate of power breakdowns in the country.

There has been a worrisome trend observed during the past few weeks when it comes to the occurrences of power breakdowns on a country-wide scale. This isn’t the first time this month that Punjab and KPK were knocked offline without power.

With differing statements from the powers that be that electricity and loadshedding issues will/will not be solved by 2018, confusion persists over how much is being done to address an issue of crucial importance for Pakistan and its citizens.

Samir heads the sponsored content department at ProPakistani. He also looks after the Life section.


  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Another day, another breakdown. I wonder what causes immense load on our power stations even in winter season?

    • Zain

      Too much cold :-P

      • Zawyar Ur Rehman

        Lolz nailed it!

      • Rizwan Yaqoob

        As if temperature was below freezing point.

    • HassaanM

      Gas load-shedding. People are utilizing electric geysers, stoves and heaters in hordes as natural gas remains elusive. In my street alone, 4 households have installed electric geysers in the past month.

  • Sheikhupura also

    • Salman Qamar

      Butt sahib PTCL ki tarah Electricity ko b ap sy Love ho gya tha.

  • koolliver

    Lahore also..

    • Salman Qamar

      Happiness has no boundries.

  • Akbar Saeed

    KPK Malakand also :(

    • Salman Qamar

      Happiness is everywhere

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      Then they say KPK is always neglected :3

  • rehan

    Faisalabad also. Thx to UPS :D:D:D:D:D

    • Salman Qamar

      As there is little decline in UPS and Electricity Generator selling/buying in winter season. Govt is trying to support that industry. Cheers.

  • Wulfere

    bhawalpur too

    • Salman Qamar

      Happincess is everywhere.

  • Salman Qamar

    What the hell this news is to do with a Telecom and IT Blog. Editor please grow up. And leave the policy to publish paid content against Government.

  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

    I wish those backup generators had failed as well and they all suffered loadshedding in its true form ?

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      They will pay a visit to another country. Ultimately this ‘Na-Laiq Awam” has to bear everything.

  • umer

    Load shedding will end in 2017-2018 according to promise of Mr Khawaja Asif.Have some patience.

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      Such false promises were made by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as well but if I am not wrong there’s an English saying; “Promises are made to be broken and lies are meant to be kept”

    • Khurram ShahzAd

      Pakistan have enough power generation facilities that they can provide the electricity to whole Pakistan now and so on. Only issue is resolving the issues like circular debt, the provision of fuel to the power generation plants, specially the ones which are running on the gas.

      Over the past few years many reports and official statements proved that a number of Pakistani power generation plants have been running on 50% or even on less than that capacity annually.

      When I say we have enough power stations, I am not saying it out of thin air, but you can verify by searching “power stations in Pakistan” the wikipedia page in result will clear lots of doubts in your mind.

      Finally my friend, its time we Pakistanis start our own research and start asking our own questions, instead on believing on what all these politicians say.

    • Usman H

      I think you missed his speech in which he mentioned that loadshedding will not end in year 2018.

  • Usman H

    Loadshedding is not going to end untill and unless it endangers democracy….

  • Khalil

    Jab ap new connection, correction of bill, installment keliye Lesco s/divin jatye hai. Tu kya haal hota h, we want smart meter.also privitation of company