A general view of a residential area is seen during a power breakdown in Karachi. Reuters
Gulf Today Report
A sudden breakdown in Pakistan's national power grid plunged the country into darkness on Saturday night, officials said.
"A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system," Pakistan's Power 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.
However, the darkness prompted social media users to come up with memes.
A Twitter user with the name “Usman” said, “Finally Imran Khan introduces Night mode in Naya Pakistan
Adil Khan said, “Pakistan is out from earth and now we are in a black hole. Who said we are not advanced in technology
A user with the name “Megh Updates” said, “Last time when Pakistan went into complete #Blackout , Martial Law was imposed and Nawaz Sharif was arrested. #CoupAttempt ??”
A photographer wrote, “Best time to look at the sky and take clear shots of Moon, when electricity is off of whole Pakistan.
Pakistan journalist Kazmi Wajahat wrote on Twitter, “Electricity expected to be restored by 8AM across Pakistan while Karachi and Islamabad are expected to have the electricity back within the next 3 hours due to having their own power plants - #Blackout #PowerOutage.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan told journalists that there have been positive indicators in the exploration process and the nation would likely be hearing major news on this front within the next three weeks.
The reporter, whose identity remains unknown, could be heard saying, “This floodwater is gushing towards farmers’ crops… the crops are in danger due to the floods.”
The protest “#VoicefortheVoiceless: a peaceful demonstration against animal cruelty” took place outside the Islamabad Zoo on August 10th, 2019.
Construction was scheduled to be completed in 2019 but faced multiple delays, including those caused by an earlier collapse on April 30 last year due to strong winds and rain.
According to the Hijiri calendar, the Eid Al Adha could be from June 27th to June 30th and with the weekend Saturday and Sunday, residents and citizens would get a long six-day holiday.
An African security guard, in collaboration with three colleagues stole Dhs2 million under duress from a company accountant and her assistant after assaulting them with an electric detonator and threatening to kill them.
The police began gathering inferences and interrogating the mother who was living with the victim, a younger child and a servant who was not at home during the interrogations and was found to have left the country on the day of the crime.