Another historical breakdown of electricity in the history of the country, even after 17 hours, electricity could not be restored across the country.
Electricity restoration has started in some cities including Karachi and Lahore, but complete restoration is likely to happen by this afternoon.
Due to the power outage, industries across the country came to a standstill, operations in various hospitals were postponed, water supply from Dhabeji to Karachi was also stopped.
Taking notice of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the power outage, he issued an order to set up a high-level investigation committee.
The reason for the nationwide breakdown has not yet been revealed, however, Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir has claimed that electricity will be restored across the country by night.
Ninety percent of the areas of Karachi are deprived of electricity due to the nationwide breakdown of electricity. Due to the lack of electricity from morning to night, domestic, industrial, educational and judicial activities came to a standstill, work in offices and operations in hospitals could not be carried out.
Water supply to the city was also stopped due to burst line at Dhabji pumping station, while phone and internet facilities were also badly affected due to non-receipt of signals from cellular companies.
The spokesperson K Electric says that the process of power supply has been started in the city.
Former MD of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) Dr. Fayyaz Chaudhry has said that large-scale modern training of staff is needed to deal with breakdowns at the country level.
While talking to Geo News, he said that there is a possibility of breakdown but not being able to stop the transfer of fault is a matter of concern.