Major power outage hits Pakistan


Almost all cities and towns across Pakistan plunged into darkness late Saturday night after a major fault affected distribution system owing to a sudden drop in frequency, a spokesperson for Power Division said.

The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) teams are working to ascertain reasons behind the sudden fall in frequency of the national distribution system, the spokesperson said in a statement.

Residents in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad among other major cities are facing a complete blackout with #blackout, #electricity and #poweroutage trending on Twitter.

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Efforts are afoot to start Tarbela unit so that the electricity distribution system can be restored in phases, he added.

The power division spokesperson also appealed to the masses to display patience.

“All teams have reached their respective stations… Federal Minister for Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources Omar Ayub is himself supervising the restoration work,” he stated.

“People will be kept updated.”

This will be updated…