LAHORE The recen windstorm along with thunderstorm and heavy rain has caused severe damage to the electricity infrastructure in Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Multan divisions, the Pakistan Electric Power Company spokesman said on Monday. Reportedly, the storm had the velocity of over 150 kilometres per hour and continued with various intervals on Saturday night and badly damaged Pepco infrastructure, thereby affecting the supply of electricity in various parts of Multan Electric Power Company. Pepco regretted the inconvenience caused to the consumers due to wind and thunder storms in most of the areas of Mepco. Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar and Pepco MD Rasul Khan Mahsud have instructed the Mepco administration to restore the devastated electricity infrastructure on war footings, the spokesman said, adding that Mepco suffered overall loss of 197 electric poles and 39 transformers. He noted that the windstorm had played havoc with Mepco infrastructure and damaged 18 transformers in the area of Multan cantt and Multan city along with 100 electric poles. As many as 8 transformers along with 30 electric poles fell at different parts of Sahiwal, whereas, 53 electric pylons fell in the areas of Makhdoom Rasheed district Multan and around 14 electric poles along with seven transformers were damaged in Dera Din Pannah, district Kot Addu. Lodhran district of Bahawalpur division also suffered the loss of 30 electric poles and six transformers, he added. Pepco has suffered colossal loss as the outcome of recent windstorm thus the repair within the area of Mepco was on top priority as instructed the minister, he concluded.