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Outrage over outage: Twitter erupts as Pakistan experiences another major power breakdown

  • Pakistan last experienced a massive power disruption in October last year
Published January 23, 2023
A man sits outside his shop during a country-wide power breakdown in Karachi, Pakistan January 23, 2023. Photo: Reuters
A man sits outside his shop during a country-wide power breakdown in Karachi, Pakistan January 23, 2023. Photo: Reuters
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Pakistan experienced a wide-scale power outage early Monday, bringing life to a rather screeching halt on the opening day of the week. This was the second massive breakdown in less than four months. The previous one occurred in October.

The development raises questions on the role of Pakistan's power sector, at a time when the government is seemingly supposed to be in overdrive to bring the nation's economy out of a crisis-situation.

Pakistan experiences wide-scale power outage, restoration work underway

As expected, (rightfully) frustrated netizens went straight to Twitter to declare their outrage and bring forth a meme or two, lamenting about the newest addition to Pakistan's mountain of problems.

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