New Delhi: While Pakistan battles the deep economic crisis & chaos over scarcity of foodgrains, many parts of the country plunged into darkness on Monday.
A major power outage was reported in many cities of Pakistan including capital Islamabad. Other major towns which suffered long power cuts included Lahore & Peshawar. Lakhs of home in these towns are without power since morning, report said.
According to Pak energy department, the country suffered outage because of a breakdown in its national electricity grid.
Power minister Khurrum Dastagir claimed that it was a major crisis and electricity will be back soon.
In a statement. the energy ministry said the grid “experienced a loss of frequency at 7 AM local time, resulting in major breakdown”,
He also told newsmen that swift measures are being undertaken to restore the situation & bring it to normal.
As per latest report from Pak’s Dawn News, cities like Karachi, Quetta were also facing long bouts of power cuts. It may be noted that Pakistan has been hit hard on economic front, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif admitting on record that the country ‘didn’t gain anything and had only to lose in war against India’.
Lately, many videos have also surfaced on social media with people jostling for a bag of wheat & other essential food item. LPG prices are touching the roof and people are finding it hard to fetch the basic essentials of kitchen.
Pakistan also approached Russia to get access to subsidized crude oil but was denied the same. Now, with global oil prices soaring & its own dwindling finances, Pakistan’s troubles & woes are only going to mount.