Blackout in Pakistan: National power grid breakdown plunges country into darkness

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A breakdown in Pakistan’s national power grid plunged the country into darkness on Saturday night, officials said.

“A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system,” Pakistan’s Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan said on Twitter.

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He said efforts were underway to determine the reasons behind the situation, and asked people across the country to remain calm.

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