Power minister suspects ‘foreign intervention’ behind back-to-back power system failure
While speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, Power Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the government suspected “foreign intervention” behind back-to-back power system failure in Pakistan.
“But, the possibility of foreign intervention through the internet is low,” he added.
Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir claimed that electricity has been fully restored at all 1,122 grid stations across the country.
However, despite the claims, major cities of Pakistan, including Karachi, Quetta and Lahore, remained deprived of electricity.
Dastgir further said that there will be a shortage of electricity and the citizens will face loadshedding in the next 48 hours.
Addressing the rumors of fuel shortage behind power outage, power minister said that there is no shortage of fuel in the country as everything will be completely restored by the day after tomorrow (Thursday).
Earlier a day, the nationwide outage started around 7:30 am, and hours later Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir said a variation in frequency on the national grid caused the cut as officials switched off power plants to save fuel amid the worst economic crisis.
Besides the electricity, mobile phone services and internet were also down in parts of the country, which was confirmed by the country’s telecommunication regulator.