CPGCL Employees Suspended for Causing Countrywide Power Outage

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Power Generation Company Limited (CPGCL), Engineer Hammad Amer Hashmi, has suspended seven employees of the Guddu station who had been working under the Plant Manager-III for negligence that caused the breakdown of power across the country on Saturday night which had continued into the early hours of Sunday morning.


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A notification issued by the CPGCL stated that seven employees have been “placed under suspension with immediate effect and until further orders on account of the negligence of their duties that had caused the electricity failure found in view of the preliminary inquiry which amounts to “misconduct” under the efficiency and discipline rules of 1978.

In simple terms, this indicates that the massive power outage across Pakistan over the weekend had been triggered by human error.


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The employees that were suspended during the preliminary inquiry are the Additional Plant Manager Suhail Ahmad, Junior Engineer Deedar Ali Channa, Foreman Ali Hassan Golo, Operators Ayyaz Hussain Dahar and Saeed Ahmed, and Attendants Siraj Ahmed Memom and Ilyas Ahmed.

The federal government has constituted a committee to investigate the massive power outage matter.

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