Power has been completely restored in Pakistan, says its energy minister, a day after it suffered its worst outage in months.
In a tweet, Khan added that there will be limited power outages in various areas in the coming days as coal and nuclear power plants will require more time to stabilise.
“All 1,112 grid stations restored within 24 hours,” "Around 6,600 MW coal and 3,500 MW nuclear plants are estimated to take 48 to 72 hours to restart.
Till the operation of these plants, there will be limited load management except for industrial users,” he wrote.
Pakistan’s national grid collapsed early on Monday morning, affecting offices, businesses, hospitals and schools in the country of 220 million people.
Most of the country’s electricity was restored overnight but residents in big cities, including Karachi and Lahore, continued to report breakdowns.
It was the second major outage in Pakistan in four months and the first countrywide blackout since January 2021.