Kandhkot- Immense fog and leakage from the gas pipeline caused 11 units of the Guddu Thermal Power Plant to shut down due to tripping, officials today.

The tripping of these 11 units caused suspension of electricity for 12 hours in various areas of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. Authorities said the units will be restored as soon as the gas leakage is repaired. The Guddu Thermal Power Plant has 17 power units, out of which only six are currently working. The tripping of Guddu power plant's transmission lines affected the 500KV power line from the national grid, forcing Jamshoro and Bin Qasim power stations to shut down. The country was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident being initially blamed on a rebel attack, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.