Blackout prevailed in most parts of Pakistan
(Agency) Islamabad, Pakistan, which is struggling with inflation and economic crisis, now has to face a power crisis. There was a power cut in the neighboring country on Monday. Cities like Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi have been without lights for several hours.
The Ministry of Energy said the National Grid went down at 7:34 am, causing power outages. The ministry said work is being done quickly to improve the system. The Ministry of Energy issued a statement regarding this.
Quetta Electric Supply Company said that 22 cities of Balochistan are without electricity since morning. Here there is a problem with two supply lines between Guddu and Quetta.
Pakistan has come up with a new energy plan this year. There was a big power cut in Pakistan last year also in October. After that there was a power cut for about 12 hours in cities like Karachi, Lahore.
According to Pakistan’s media house Dawn, work has started to restore the system in Peshawar and Islamabad. At the same time, an official said that 117 power grids across Pakistan are without electricity.
A simultaneous power outage has created an uproar across Pakistan.
Motorists drive through a residential area during a blackout in Karachi. This picture is from 2021 when power failed in Pakistan like this year.
After the power failure, the condition of Rawalpindi becomes something like this. Economically, Pakistan temporarily shut down power generating factories during winter nights to save fuel. Since then Pakistan has plunged into darkness.
This is what a residential area of Pakistan looks like due to a power failure in Karachi. Pakistan’s Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan claimed that some grid stations have started working to restore the system, while power supply will take 72 hours to fully restore the system.
This is how Pakistan’s capital Islamabad looks like after a power cut. After the power cut, Rawalpindi has become a completely dark city. According to the report, 90 percent of the area of Karachi is without electricity.