Latest Update about Blackout: After major breakdown, power being restored in cities across Pakistan
Restoration work is in the process after a major power breakdown plunged the entire country into darkness late Saturday, Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan said in a statement early Sunday.
The blackout occurred minutes before midnight across the country with citizens taking to social media to report outages. As outages hit cities, mobile and internet services were also affected.
The energy minister said the power breakdown occurred when the frequency in the national power distribution system (NTDC) suddenly fell from 50 to zero, adding that the matter was being investigated and the attempts were being made to restart the Tarbela Power Station to restore supply.