#PowerOutage: As country plunges into darkness, Twitter lights up with memes

Pakistanis are coping with the power outage in the best manner they could: with memes and rib-tickling content

Entertainment Desk January 23, 2023

As the country plunges into darkness, Pakistanis are coping with the power outage in the best manner they can: with memes and rib-tickling content on the micro-blogging website.

Taking to Twitter, many users shared their experience of waking up to no electricity in their homes. Since then, #PowerOutage has been trending on the internet.

Famous RJ and host, Anoushey Ashraf, tweeted, "While we spend billions on protecting our borders and interests (ahem) the country has officially run out of gas, dollars and now electricity. We never had education or infrastructure anyway. Pakistan’s a business for a chosen few families, the rest of us are mere sheep."

Zunaira Inam Khan shared, "As we sit here with a nationwide power outage and our reserves reaching single digits, can we now accept that we're fast approaching rock bottom and our ability to hold our borders will do no good if the country is crumbling from within? We need to rethink our priorities now!"

The memes roll in

Of course, there were some who continued spreading humour and shared some hilarious memes.

A major power breakdown hit the country early Monday morning, affecting multiple cities, such as, Rawalpindi and Karachi. In a strict notice issued by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the country's power authority sought a report on the blackout from the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC).

It noted that NEPRA has "continuously been issuing instructions and recommendations to prevent such incidents in future", adding that it had imposed penalties for incidents of blackouts and tower collapses in the country in 2021 and 2022.


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