Following the power blackout that happened over the weekend on Saturday night, January 10th, 2021, the Government of Punjab has announced its decision to launch its own electricity transmission company.
The Minister of Energy Department, Mr. Muhammad Akhter Malik mentioned in an interview that they have submitted a proposal for the Punjab Transmission & Distribution Company to the Federal Cabinet for approval. He further says that they will build their own independent grid stations, so in case of any mishap or connection failures were to happen again, the entire country would not fall into darkness like it did last weekend.
The Federal Minister of Energy, Mr. Omer Ayub spoke to the Senate about a committee that has been formed to investigate the recent power breakdown that held Pakistan in darkness for several hours, including the major metropolitan cities of Lahore, Karachi and the capital city of Islamabad. The Minister also said that the government is working towards establishing renewable energy projects.
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Credits: Samaa TV/ Urdu Point