Pakistan suffers major power outage after grid failure

“According to initial information, at about 7:34 AM (local time) today, the National Grid experienced a loss of frequency, that caused a major breakdown. A swift work is on to revive the system,” the ministry said in a statement.

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According to the federal energy ministry, Pakistan had nationwide power outages early Monday owing to a severe failure in its national grid.

“According to initial information, at about 7:34 AM (local time) today, the National Grid experienced a loss of frequency, that caused a major breakdown. A swift work is on to revive the system,” the ministry said in a statement.

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

When systems were turned on Monday morning in the southern portion of the nation between the cities of Jamshoro and Dadu, a frequency difference was recorded, according to electricity minister Khurrum Dastagir on Geo TV station.

“There was a fluctuation in voltage and the systems were shut down one by one. This is not a major crisis,” Dastagir said.

Some grids in the nation had already been restored, according to the ministry.