Lights out in Pakistan

 
Lights out in Pakistan
Loading...
Loading...
Over 140 million Pakistanis were left without power after militants attacked the national grid with blasts specifically targeting power pylons. Some are still waiting for power to return.

Up to 80 percent of the population reported losing electricity after attacks on a transmission tower caused nationwide blackouts.

Two nuclear plants were still offline Sunday after the outages and there were some problems reported at the country’s main international airport in Lahore.

Islamabad has been working on restoring the power. Pakistan’s Ministry of Water and Power said via Twitter: “On the Prime Minister’s directive, we are not to sleep until this problem is resolved.”

However, a “backward surge” was making the reparations very difficult, according to a ministry spokesperson Zafaryab Khan. “The blowing up of two power pylons in Naseerabad last night created a backward surge which affected the system. It was an act of sabotage.”

On Sunday, a spokesman for the national power company said that “electricity has been restored in all parts of the country,” AFP reported.

“Some 6,000 megawatts of electricity has been added to the national system and within a couple of hours distribution will be normal,” he said.

The massive blackout shortly followed Pakistan’s gasoline shortage crisis, with the nation’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, being forced to cancel his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos to deal with the problem. Plunging oil prices are leaving national utility companies without the necessary profits to pay for maintenance and upgrades, RT reports.

Comment below.

Loading...


    Donate to Speisa


The globalist psychopaths vs Speisa


Latest
Untitled-2-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered.jpg
VIDEO: Female welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus was surprised when her opponent Mikaela Laurén suddenly kissed her during the staredown.

Untitled-2-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered.jpg
In just a few years, Islamic suburbs of Paris will obey their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principles, maybe even their own police. It is already the case.

Untitled-2-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered.jpg
A Dutch documentary series called “Allah in Europe” visits Sweden, where feminists now promote Islamic polygamy.

View this article in PDF format Print article



DON'T MISS A POST - FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!




Disclamer
Comments at Speisa are unmoderated. We do believe in free speech, but posts using foul language, as well as abusive, hateful, libelous and genocidal posts, will be deleted if seen. However, if a comment remains on the site, it in no way constitutes an endorsement by Speisa of the sentiments contained therein.
comments powered by Disqus