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Pakistan hit by nationwide energy blackout

  Persons are silhouetted on automobiles headlights on a darkish road throughout widespread energy outages in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Pakistan’s nationwide energy grid skilled a serious breakdown late evening on Saturday, leaving hundreds of thousands of individuals in darkness, native media reported. (AP)

Islamabad: A number of cities and cities throughout Pakistan plunged into darkness late on Saturday evening following an enormous blackout as a result of a fault within the energy distribution system, in accordance with media reviews.

The ability outage was reported shortly earlier than midnight virtually concurrently in lots of cities. Residents of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and others confronted the blackout, the reviews acknowledged.


Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat tweeted that the Nationwide Transmission Despatch Firm’s strains have tripped, inflicting outage. “It will take sometime before everything gets back to normal,” he added.

Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan mentioned the frequency within the energy distribution system immediately dropped from 50 to zero, inflicting the blackout. “We try to establish what brought on the drop in frequency, Ayub mentioned.

Preliminary reviews counsel there was a fault within the Guddu energy plant in Sindh province at 11.41 pm, the Power Ministry tweeted.


The fault tripped the excessive transmission strains and this resulted within the system frequency to drop from 50 to zero in lower than a second, inflicting energy vegetation to close down, in accordance with the ministry.

It added that Khan was overseeing the restoration work on the Nationwide Energy Management Heart.

The minister appealed to individuals to keep up restraint and mentioned energy restoration was being carried out with warning and groups had been on the bottom.

Later, Khan posted a collection of tweets relating to restoration of energy in a number of grids.

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