Blackout in Pakistan as National power grid fails
Islamabad : Pakistan had to face a massive blackout on early Sunday morning as the majority of its cities plunged into darkness.
The nation has a complex electricity distribution system in the nation and a small error in the grid lead to complete blackout in major cities.
The latest blackout has been caused due to a minor fault in the southern Pakistan at 11:41 pm local time on Saturday (1841 GMT), power minister Omar Ayub Khan tweeted, citing preliminary reports.
"The fault tripped the transmission system of the country... leading to the shutdown of power plants," Khan said.
The blackout was also seen in the capital city Islamabad, along with major cities like Lahore and Karachi.
The power minister notified that the electricity has been restored in many parts and the teams are working to bring life to normalcy in other parts too.
Connectivity was at "62 percent of ordinary levels," it said in a tweet.
In 2015 an apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness.