Pakistan hit with massive power outage

Canada Global (Web News) Millions of Pakistanis were left without power early on Monday as a result of a failure in the country’s national grid.

All major cities, including the largest, Karachi, the capital, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar, were without power.

According to Pakistan’s power minister Khurrum Dastagir, a “frequency variation” caused the grid breakdown in the south of the country.

It was “not a serious crisis,” he claimed, and power will return soon.

The grid “suffered a loss of frequency, that caused a serious failure” at around 07:30 local time (02:30 GMT), and “rapid action” was being done to restore the system, According to the energy ministry,

According to Mr. Dastagir, some of the country’s grids have already been repaired. By 22:00 local time, he informed the Reuters news agency, the electricity would be restored (17:00 GMT).

“We temporarily shut down our power producing systems at night as an economic measure,” he added. “In winter, the demand for electricity decreases nationally.”

In southern Pakistan, “somewhere between Dadu and Jamshoro,” when they were turned on in the morning, “frequency variation and voltage fluctuation” were seen. As a result, “power generating units shut down one by one,” he told the TV channel.

It means that across the nation, lights, fans, and traffic lights all turned off.

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