Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout

ISLAMABAD — A significant electrical power power outage hit Pakistan very early Sunday, among the most significant power failings to affect the nation of greater than 200 million.

The power outage influenced a lot of the country, consisting of significant cities such as Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar as well as others.

One information account, on the web site Propakistani, claimed the failing had actually complied with the tripping of a high-voltage line on the nationwide grid, although the specific reason was not quickly clear. It estimated power ministry authorities as stating that the repair of power might take hrs.

Pakistan’s state broadcaster claimed on Twitter that the power ministry was “overseeing speedy and complete restoration of power in the country.” It advised individuals to comply with genuine information accounts as well as not spread out panic.