Power Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan Tuesday said that the government is concerned about the back-to-back failure of the national grid and will investigate whether the system was â€œhackedâ€ by external forces.
While speaking at a press conference, 24 hours after the country plunged into darkness due to a â€œfrequencyâ€ fault in the transmission system, the minister said that the â€œpossibility of foreign intervention through the internet is low,â€ however, the matter will be probed as there have been multiple incidents recently.
The federal minister said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a three-member inquiry committee which will be headed by Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik.
Dastgir further said that there will be a shortage of electricity and the citizens will face loadshedding in the next 48 hours. He added that the system will be completely restored by Thursday.
He said that National Transmission and Despatch Company’s (NTDC) 1,112 grid stations across Pakistan have been restored.
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