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Major power breakdown hits Punjab, KP

LAHORE: In the latest blow to the country's stretched power sector,  a major power breakdown hit large swathes of Punjab and Khyber Pkhtunkhwa provinces on Wednesday, leaving people without electricity in scorching heat, ARY News reported.  According to details, the breakdown occurred owing to tripping of Muzaffargarh-Guddu main transmission line. A spokesperson for the power division said a technical fault in the transmission line forced the breakdown and work to remove the fault and restore supply of electricity at…

'Power supply system under attack for 12 days'

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Ministry of water and power Muhammad Younus Dagha on Sunday said the electricity system was badly damaged due to an act of terrorism in Balochistan on Saturday night when the miscreants destroyed two power supply towers at Och-Sibi transmission line, ARY News reported.

Operation begun after breakdown of ‘peace talks’: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khwaja Asif said the government opted for operation against militants following failure of ‘peace talks’, ARY News reported Monday. Talking to media outside Parliament House in Islamabad, he said it was a decision of political leadership to opt for second option after failure of peace talks. “Dialogue was an option that was used,” said the minister. Asif maintained that Pakistan Army had begun operation against militants, which was going on successfully. To a question, the defence minister…