Blackout in Pakistan as National Power Grid Breaks Down

By Ogechi Okorie
Islamabad (Reuters) – was on Saturday thrown into darkness due to the breakdown of the country’s national grid, official said.

“A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the transmission system,” ’s Minister Omar Ayub Khan said on Twitter.

He said efforts were underway to determine the reasons behind the situation, and asked people across the country to remain calm.(Reuters)

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