Major cities across Pakistan, including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar Quetta, and others plunged into darkness on Saturday after a massive power breakdown.
"When a large plant trips, the voltage, and frequency drops instantly. Plants that are on the system, are designed to automatically open breakers and isolate themselves to avoid damage. Now they will have to bring them back one by one," an anonymous WAPDA source told Business Recorder.
The remarks were made after it has been revealed that billions of rupees have been embezzled from Pakistan Railways in the field of electricity, in a report, the Railway Minister Azam Swati presented to Prime Minister.