Cities throughout Pakistan have been left at nighttime as a serious electrical energy breakdown occurred late Saturday evening.
The cities dealing with disruption embody Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Peshawar.
The breakdown prolonged so far as Azad Kashmir. Furthermore, 29 districts throughout Balochistan descended into darkness.
Within Karachi, outages have been reported from Korangi, Defence, Garden, Clifton, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, MA Jinnah Road, II Chundrigar Road, Liaquatabad, and FB Area.
Even the Jinnah International Airport remained with out energy.
Within minutes of the breakdown, the time period #blackout turned a prime development on Twitter in Pakistan with greater than 12,000 tweets.
‘NTDC traces have tripped’
A couple of minutes into the breakdown, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat mentioned that the National Transmission Despatch Company’s traces have tripped, inflicting outage.
“It will take sometime before everything gets back to normal,” he added.
Power minister explains subject
Minister for Power Omar Ayub, in an announcement on Twitter, mentioned that the “frequency in the power distribution system suddenly dropped from 50 to 0 which caused the blackout”.
“We are trying to ascertain what caused the drop in frequency.”
Ayub mentioned that Tarbela “will be activated so a phase wise restoration can be carried out”.
He requested the nation to train endurance.
“All of our groups have reached their respective stations. As the Minister for Power I’m personally overseeing the work for restoration of energy.
“We will keep you updated periodically over the progress in power restoration,” he added.
More to observe.