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Electric power blackout in Pakistan triggers worry, stress and dark humour as Pakistanis scramble on Twitter

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Power blackout in Pakistan triggers fear, panic and dark humour as Pakistanis scramble on Twitter

Late night on Saturday, worry gripped throughout Pakistan after the region suffered but another blackout. In accordance to the stories, significant Pakistani metropolitan areas this kind of as Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Multan plunged into darkness following substantial power outage.

The blackout was also viewed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir influencing important products and services like healthcare, communications, etcetera. Functions at country’s significant airports were being also strike by the blackout.

Even so, as shortly as Pakistan got hit with one more blackout, the weak citizens of the country turned worry-stricken as they expressed worry about an additional surgical strike by the Indian Armed Forces within their state.

Quite a few social media users, fearing another attack, scrambled on Twitter to know from their fellow citizens no matter whether they have been beneath assault from India once more. Following the blackout, Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Key Minister Imran Khan tweeted asking whether it was a ‘war’ in Pakistan.

Reham Khan’s tweet

Similarly, a different consumer also expressed worry questioning on Twitter regardless of whether their place was not but again at the acquiring end of Indian Armed Force’s anti-terror operation.

More panicked Pakistanis

Zaid Hamid, who is deemed to be Pakistan’s equivalent to Professional-AAP vZalogger Dhruv Rathee, as well believed that the blackout was almost nothing but a prelude to a war in between Indian and Pakistan. He questioned Pakistan Air Power to be red warn adhering to the electric power breakdown.

Zaid Hamid panicking
Panicked Pakistanis

Whilst most of the social media from Pakistan feared about a strike from India, some also place out their apprehensions about the interior aggression within Pakistan by the Pakistan Army to snatch the electricity from the elected govt. Pakistani netizens acquired all nostalgic and requested no matter if the electricity outrage was just a reason for carrying out coup by the Pakistan military towards the Imran Khan authorities.

Pakistanis staying nostalgic about the Musharraf led coup

One more social media user declared that Pakistan was by now below the navy rule saying that Typical Bajwa removed Imran Khan from ability after declaring Martial Regulation in the nation.

Pakistanis wilding on Twitter

Even so, Pakistan who are practically at war all the time from any individual or the other, would seem to be habituated with these types of blackouts, coup, terror strikes and many others. Nonetheless, as far as Indian concerned, there has been no anti-terror operations becoming carried out against terrorists inside of Pakistan. So considerably, at the very least, the Indian Armed Forces have not verified about any such surgical strikes.

Even so, not all was misplaced for Pakistan. Some of them resorted to darkish humour (pun intended) and make enjoyable of their possess poverty and if not terrible life.

Cherry Hamza tweeted the now infamous tweet text on the eve of Balakot Air Strike by Indian Air Power on terror camps in Pakistan.

Given that attempted coups are flavour of the season, even Pakistanis could not resist.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan was the favourite punching bag.

And then the bitter truth.

Meanwhile, electric power has been restored in most part of Pakistan. As for each Pakistani Power Minister, the ability breakdown was triggered soon after the frequency in the nationwide electricity distribution program abruptly fell from 50 to zero. The cause for this kind of fall was presently staying investigated.

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oe Biden has warned world leaders this is the “decisive decade” to avoid the worst of the climate crisis as he outlined targets for the US to halve its emissions by 2030.

The US president announced a new target to achieve a 50-52% reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, as he hosted a virtual leaders summit to galvanise international action to curb rising global temperatures.

Mr Biden and Boris Johnson who also addressed the summit, both sought to highlight the opportunity to create good jobs from shifting to clean energy and technology as they urged other countries to follow their lead with action.

That is because existing plans are not nearly enough to meet countries’ commitments under the Paris deal to curb global temperature rises to as little as 1.5C if possible and avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change.

In the wake of the announcements at the summit, environmental and aid campaigners warned much more ambition was needed to meet the 1.5C goal and action and policies had to deliver on the targets.

And Cop26 President Alok Sharma said the warning lights were “flashing bright red” as planet Earth faced make or break in the next decade.

He said the global community had not yet done enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, as he urged countries to take immediate action to meet targets set out in their national plans, for example by phasing out coal.

The new US target is part of its national climate plan, being submitted as part of its return to the Paris accord, the world’s first comprehensive climate treaty which Donald Trump quit when he was president.

Analysts at Climate Action Tracker said the new US target would reduce the global emissions gap between action pledged and the cuts needed to meet the Paris goals by around 5-10% in 2030, but bigger cuts would be needed for the US to play its part in meeting the 1.5C target.

Opening the summit, Mr Biden said the US was resolved to take action, but could not solve the problem on its own, urging: “All of us, particularly those who represent the world’s largest economies, we have to step up.

“Those that do take action and make bold investments in their people, in clean energy futures, will win the good jobs of tomorrow and make their economies more resilient and more competitive.”

And he warned: “Scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade. This is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.

“We must try to keep the Earth’s temperature to an increase of 1.5C,” he said, warning a world beyond 1.5C meant more frequent and intense fires, floods, droughts, heatwaves and hurricanes hitting communities, lives and livelihoods.

This week Mr Johnson announced a “world-leading” target for the UK to cut emissions by 78% on 1990 levels by 2035, which builds on plans to cut pollution by 68% by 2030, the most ambitious among leading economies.

But environmental groups in the UK have warned that policies and action are urgently needed to deliver on the pledges and cut pollution from homes, transport, industry and power supplies.

Addressing the summit,  the PM focused on the role new technology, including carbon storage tech, new crops and cheap hydrogen, could play to tackle the climate crisis, as he welcomed the US’s “game-changing” announcement and highlighted UK action.

“As host of Cop26 we want to see similar ambitions around the world, we are working with everybody from the smallest nations to the biggest emitters to secure commitments that will keep change to within 1.5C.

“I think we can do it, to do it we need scientists in all of our countries to work together to produce the technological solutions that humanity is going to need,” he said.

He also highlighted the need for rich nations to go beyond existing commitments to deliver 100 billion US dollars a year in finance to support developing countries to tackle the climate crisis.

He said climate action was not an “expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging” but could deliver green jobs and growth, and the world could build back better from the pandemic by building back greener.

“Let’s use this extraordinary moment and the incredible technology that we’re working on to make this decade the moment of decisive change in the fight against climate change and let’s do it together,” he urged.

The summit comes after the International Energy Agency warned that global carbon emissions were set for their second biggest increase on record after a sharp drop in 2020 due to the pandemic, with demand for fossil fuels, including coal, pushing climate pollution up to close to 2019 levels.

It also heard from UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who called for action including ending subsidies for fossil fuels, ramping up investments in renewable energy, an end to coal power plants  and for finance to help developing countries develop cleanly and deal with the impacts of climate change.

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