Pakistan, which is struggling with financial constraints, is also failing to provide electricity to its countrymen. Due to technical flaws, power fell all over Pakistan late on Saturday night.
Important cities including the national capital Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan were completely immersed in darkness. After a lot of struggle, the power supply of some major cities was partially restored on Sunday morning. Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan said that the technical team is engaged in efforts to restore the power supply completely.
Energy Minister Khan, along with Information Minister Shibli Faraj, said that the Guddu power plant located in Sindh province blacked out across the country at 11:41 pm due to technical fault. They said
that 10,320 MW of electricity was visible in the grid at the time the supply stopped. This amount of electricity is sufficient for the entire country during winter. According to the Express Tribune, the Energy Minister said that the power plant shaft system was shut down automatically after a technical fault.
Khan said that the entire situation has been conveyed to Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that it was not yet known what was the real cause of the blackout and how the frequency of the power transmission system came down from 50 to zero.