Pakistan suffers Nationwide power outage after grid failure
Pakistan faced a major power breakdown on 23rd Jan due to a “frequency variation” in the national grid, leaving millions of people in large parts of the country, including capital Islamabad and financial hub Karachi, without electricity.
According to the Ministry of Energy, the system of frequency of the national grid went down at 7:34 a.m. local time, resulting in the breakdown.
“System maintenance work is progressing rapidly,” it tweeted.
Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said the restoration work was going on. The major power breakdown also hit other cities across Pakistan but Karachi was the worst affected.
In Peshawar, a city of over 2.3 million people, some people were reportedly unable to get drinking water as the pumps were powered by electricity. It is not the first time that the country has faced such a crisis.