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Major power outage hits Islamabad, Karachi and other cities

Residents of Karachi, Islamabad, and other major cities were left without power on Monday morning as a widespread electricity breakdown hit the country.

The cause of the power shortage is currently unidentified.

The electricity breakdown hit Karachi, Hyderabad, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta, Umarkot, Tando Allahyar, Sanghar, Quetta, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and other cities.

Electricity was suspended in various areas of Karachi around 7:30 am since then 90% of the city is without a power supply.

The areas where the electricity supply was suspended include Gulistan Johar, Gulshan Jamal, Rashid Minhas Road, Korangi, Malir, Qayyumabad, Old City area, and others.

The breakdown also hit all the districts of Balochistan as well.

The Quetta Electric Supply Company (Cesco) officials stated the two transmission lines from Guddu to Quetta had tripped, causing a cut-off in a large part of the province of Balochistan.

The energy ministry, however, put the original breakdown down to faults in the low system frequency of the national grid causing a widespread breakdown in the power system across the country.

Efforts are currently underway to restore power to affected areas, but the cause of the breakdown remains unclear. Officials have urged residents to exercise caution and report any suspicious activity related to the power outage.

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