Pakistan hit by nationwide blackout
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A technical fault has caused what appears to be a nationwide blackout, officials and residents say. It was not immediately known how long it may last.
The incident began at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday when power failures were reported in all major cities, including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi. It appeared to be nationwide.
“[The National Transmission & Despatch Company] system tripped. It will take sometime before everything gets back to normal,” Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat said.
Multan complete blackout!!..
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COUNTRY WIDE ELECTRICITY BREAK IN ALL MAJOR CITIES OF PAKISTAN. Karachi , Lahore , Islamabad all off.
UPDATE 1: 80% areas of the country are affected by the outage.
UPDATE 2: The electricity has gone out nationwide due to Baloch separatists attacks on transmission lines of the national grid. More details to follow. [Various news outlets]
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