An hour-long blackout struck several US airlines, Australian financial firms and other global companies, with the problem traced to US-based tech provider Akamai.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says sabotage of Natanz nuclear site is an Israeli act that Tehran would avenge, as Israel’s media reports, citing unnamed intelligence agency, that Tel Aviv is behind cyberattack that caused the blackout.
Authorities failed to prepare for the weather despite warnings.
Electricity have been gradually restored in most areas of Punjab, the most populous province, as well as the economic hub Karachi in the south, the country's energy minister Omar Ayub Khan said.
The blackout left millions of people in darkness and is one of the worst that the country has experienced.
By no means is this the first time a strike on a gas pipeline has caused blackouts. Energy is slowly being restored to a number of Syria's provinces.
While India continues to impose a draconian communication blockade and curfew in most parts of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, Americans of Kashmiri origin are raising their voice against New Delhi's aggression.
The blackout raised questions about flaws in South America's grid which connects many of the region's largest countries. Energy officials say results of the investigation would be available in 10 to 15 days.
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