January 10th – On the 9th local time, due to power failures, Pakistan fell into a large-scale power outage and the streets were dark.
According to the news of Dawn and the Russian Satellite News Agency, the news of the power outage in Pakistan was initially spread on social platforms.
Many netizens shared photos and videos. Most cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and other cities, have little lighting.
Subsequently, Omar Ayub, Pakistan’s energy minister, confirmed in a statement that there was indeed a large-scale power failure.
According to Abid Qaiyum Suleri, a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Committee, the power outage was caused by the rupture of the 500 kV transmission line.
The collapse of a large coal-fired power plant triggered a national chain reaction.