“The fault has now been repaired and 22 out of out of the 64 tripped grid stations have started functioning, partially restoring the electricity supply to parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Federal B Area, Azizabad, Defence, Clifton etc.,” a KESC official told The News Tribe correspondent on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the press.
He said that most of the areas in Malir, Bin Qasim, Shah Faisal Colony, Quaidabad and Ladhi were still remained without electricity.
KESC spokesman appoligised to the karachiites for major breakdown and said that the cause of the power breakdown was not identified but the restoration of the system was under way.
He claimed that the electricity city supply was being restored, adding that the power would be restored in the whole city within two to three hours.
At around 8pm on Saturday, the power outage affected mostly southern parts of Karachi including Saddar, Defence, PECHS, Clifton and their surrounding areas.