The Minister of Energy of Pakistan said that major technical failures in the country’s power generation and distribution systems caused massive power outages and plunged the country into darkness overnight.
Islamabad-The Minister of Energy said that a major technical failure in Pakistan̵
The power outage was initially reported on social media by residents of major cities such as Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan. The minister and his spokesperson then went to Twitter to update the country.
Ayub urged people to be patient. He said that the cause of the blackout is being investigated, and the main Tabela power station in northwestern Pakistan is being activated, which will lead to the restoration of electricity in other parts of the country in stages.
Ayub said at a press conference on Sunday that the Guddu power plant in southern Sindh had a failure at 11:41 pm, triggering the shutdown of other power plants within a few seconds.
Later, Ministry of Energy spokesperson Zafar Yab said that the Tarbela and Warsak power plants in the northwestern part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been restored online and are now Restore power to the transmission system.
Yab said it will take some time to restore power in all regions of the country.
Asim Tanveer, an Associated Press writer in Multan, Pakistan, contributed to this report.