Pakistan’s nationwide energy grid has failed, leaving virtually all the nation at midnight. With officers blaming a mysterious “plunge within the frequency,” conspiracy theories shortly proliferated.
“A national blackout has been attributable to a sudden plunge within the frequency within the energy transmission system,” Pakistani energy minister Omar Ayub Khan wrote on Twitter, shortly after the nation was plunged into darkness earlier than midnight on Saturday.
Pakistanis quickly shared footage of their blacked out cities and cities, with the starry night time sky clearly seen above with out the standard mild air pollution.
Khan added that restore crews had been dispatched to energy stations, and urged residents to stay calm.
Nevertheless, different theories quickly unfold within the darkness. Some predicted a coup in opposition to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Others warned of an impending assault by India.
Nevertheless, different commenters stepped in to remind them to not panic, to attend for energy to be restored, and to “fall asleep early tonight.”
There’s a fault within the transmission system of electrical energy. No must panic. No struggle is beginning. No coup is going on. Every little thing will likely be nice in a while. Fall asleep early tonight!!#electrical energy#Pakistan
— Ovais Mangalwala (@ovaismangalwala) January 9, 2021
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