A massive nationwide power outage was reported in Pakistan on Saturday, plunging the whole country into darkness.

Iran PressAsia: According to reporters on social media, NTDC transmission lines have apparently tripped, and solving the issue takes a while. A total of 114 cities and towns are reportedly affected.

Abid Qaiyum Suleri, a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council said the blackout occurred due to a broken 500KV power transmission line. A large coal plant reportedly went down triggering a chain reaction across the country.

Light is out in most cities, including the capital of Karachi, as well as Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sialkot, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Peshawar, and Bahawalpur.

Photos and videos of the outage have been shared by Pakistanis on Twitter.

Meanwhile, netizens allege that a military strike could follow the massive outage, asking everyone to "be ready". However, no official statement has been made in that regard. 

Another report said air forces in neighboring India and Iraq were also placed on high alert.