No power in Pakistan

On January 25, a large part of Pakistan was without power. A group fighting the country’s government had destroyed a power plant’s transmission lines. At one point, about 80% of the nation, including its capital, Islamabad, was without electricity.

One of the world’s largest power outages was in 2012 in Pakistan’s neighboring country, India. Over half a billion people had to live without electricity for up to two days. Another huge power outage was in Bangladesh last year. A large part of the country was without electricity for several hours.

India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh were all part of one nation called India until 1947, when India got its independence from the British. India split into two nations, India and Pakistan. In 1971, Bangladesh got its independence from Pakistan and became a separate nation.

Sources: , New York Times