"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.
For quite some time, the area became a battleground between the police and protesters. The government servants had planned the protest for the past two weeks and had made announcements to the effect.
Some residents left their houses and assembled in parks and empty areas.
The decision comes after widespread calls from students, activists and politicians for the government to cancel the Cambridge exams in view of the third coronavirus wave.
In the video, now making rounds on the social media, the women introduce themselves as Uzma and Dia and ask their manager to introduce himself in English and then make fun of him as he faces difficulty in speaking in a language he is clearly not comfortable with.
The voting will be held to elect 48 new senators — 11 each from Punjab and Sindh and 12 each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, while two from the federal capital. They will replace the retiring senators on March 11.
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.
A Canadian model and humanitarian worker, Assma Gulata, has registered with police a case against two suspects for alleged sexual harassment and infringement of her rights.
A first information report registered at the Sihala police station of Islamabad quoted the woman, identified as Lahore-based Assma Gulata, saying she was in Bahria Town when two men in a car began "harassing me, telling me to get into the car."