PML-N secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday derided Prime Minister Imran Khan over the facility failure that occurred throughout Pakistan late Saturday night time, saying that the premier had “attempted to reboot the country”.
“The country’s economy is in the doldrums. We have mounting deficits. Imran Khan thought: ‘Why don’t we reboot the country like a mobile phone? Maybe it’ll work’,” Iqbal mentioned, mockingly.
“He tried to close down your entire energy system and restart it.
“Imran sahab, this is a country, not a mobile phone which will begin working after rebooting it. For God’s sake do not play with the country like this. Hand in your resignation and go home,” the PML-N chief mentioned.
Iqbal mentioned that this unprecedented shutdown “proves that this government is incompetent and unqualified”.
Cities plunge into darkness
A large energy outage was reported late Saturday night time from a number of cities throughout Pakistan.
The cities dealing with disruption included Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Muzaffargarh, Narowal, Bhakkar, Kabirwala, Khanewal, Bahawalpur and Sukkur.
The breakdown prolonged so far as Azad Kashmir. Furthermore, in accordance with Geo News‘ Nadeem Kausar, 29 districts of Balochistan had been with out energy.
Mobile and web providers had been additionally affected because of the breakdown and continued to stay disrupted the following day.
‘Power will likely be restored inside the subsequent few hours’
Addressing a press convention alongside Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz at present morning, Minister for Power Omar Ayub mentioned a technical fault was reported on the Guddu energy plant at 11:41pm final night time when the frequency fell from 50 to zero in seconds.
“We energised Tarbela energy plant twice, which initiated the restoration course of,” he mentioned, including that electrical energy has been restored in Islamabad, Faisalabad, Jhang and Multan, whereas Okay-Electric has been offered 400MVA.
Omar Ayub mentioned groups are dealing with difficulties as a result of heavy fog and the precise purpose behind the technical fault will likely be recognized as soon as the fog lifts.
“The reason for the breakdown has not been ascertained yet. The technical fault occurred in a particular area,” he mentioned.
He mentioned energy will likely be restored throughout the nation inside the subsequent few hours.