KARACHI - K-Electric claimed to have restored power supply to almost all areas of Karachi, more than seven hours after a major breakdown hit the mega city.

The breakdown struck Karachi on early Friday morning, plunging 80 percent areas into darkness, after an extra high tension wire of 500 KV tripped near Jamshoro.

According to KE spokesman Ahmed Faraz, the power supply has been restored to more than 90 per cent of city areas.

The areas affected by the sudden power outage, were II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Burns Road, North Karachi, New Karachi, Federal B Area and Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

The other affected areas were Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Landhi, Korangi, Shadman Town, Buffer Zone, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Bahadurabad, Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Liaquatabad.

The power breakdown also affected water supply in some areas. Sources said Wapda’s 500KV transmission line tripped due to a blast in extra high tension line passing through National Highway.

Meanwhile, Sindh chief secretary on Friday categorically informed all the secretaries, specifically the local government, irrigation, education, health, zakat and ushr and labour that they must submit final report till February 2 in compliance with the orders of Supreme Court.

Sindh Chief Secretary Siddiq Memon directed the provincial secretaries to ensure full compliance of Supreme Court of Pakistan’s (SCP) order regarding abolition, out-of-turn promotion, absorption, deputation and own pay scale (OPS) posting of the officials of Sindh government.

He was presiding a meeting to review the implementation of the above SCP orders.

Additional chief secretaries and the secretaries of all the departments, and other senior officers attended the meeting, said an official statement.

He emphasised that these directives were also meant for the departments of the above Sindh government departments.

Memon directed the law and services departments to continue their coordination with all the secretaries for compliance of the SC order in letter and spirit.