National power grid breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness

National power grid breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
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A view of a residential area is seen during a power breakdown in Karachi, Pakistan, January 10, 2021. (Reuters)
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A general view of a residential area is seen during a power breakdown in Karachi, Pakistan, January 10, 2021. (Reuters)
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Updated 09 January 2021

National power grid breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness

National power grid breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness
  • Blackout was caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system: Power minister
  • He said efforts were underway to determine the reasons behind the situation

ISLAMABAD: A breakdown in Pakistan’s national power grid plunged the country into darkness on Saturday night, officials said.
“A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system,” Pakistan’s Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan said on Twitter.
He said efforts were underway to determine the reasons behind the situation, and asked people across the country to remain calm.