An enormous blackout led to darkness throughout a number of cities and cities throughout Pakistan late on Saturday. In accordance with media experiences, the blackout was a results of a fault within the energy distribution system. The facility outage was reported shortly earlier than midnight virtually concurrently in lots of cities. Residents of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and others confronted the blackout, the experiences said.
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat tweeted that the Nationwide Transmission Despatch Firm’s strains have tripped, inflicting an outage. “It is going to take someday at first will get again to regular,” he added.
Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan mentioned the frequency within the energy distribution system instantly dropped from 50 to zero, inflicting the blackout.
“We are attempting to establish what triggered the drop in frequency,” Ayub mentioned.
Preliminary experiences recommend there was a fault within the Guddu energy plant in Sindh province at 11.41 pm, the Power Ministry tweeted.
The fault tripped the excessive transmission strains and this resulted within the system frequency to drop from 50 to zero in lower than a second, inflicting energy vegetation to close down, based on the ministry.
It added that Khan was overseeing the restoration work on the Nationwide Energy Management Middle.
The minister appealed to individuals to take care of restraint and mentioned energy restoration was being carried out with warning and groups had been on the bottom.
Later, Khan posted a sequence of tweets relating to the restoration of energy in a number of grids.
(With PTI inputs)