Power surge blamed for countrywide blackout – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakis­tan’s generators produced more power than was required on Monday, causing voltage fluctuations that culminated in a system collapse that plunged 220 million people into darkness, an internal government document reviewed by Reuters showed. […]

Imran open to going to IMF to shore up economy if he returns to power: Bloomberg – Pakistan

Former prime minister Imran Khan believes that Pakistan cannot shun the idea of reaching out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for an economic bailout any sooner and says his party, if returns to power, […]

Widespread outages persist despite govt’s claim of ‘fully restoring’ power – Pakistan

A day after a massive breakdown hit Pakistan, Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that electricity has been fully restored at grid stations across the country. However, major cities, including Karachi, Quetta and […]