‘Welcome back to purana Pakistan’: The power may be out but Pakistani Twitter’s humour is not

Published 23 Jan, 2023 12:12pm

Images Staff

Netizens flood the social media platform with memes to get through the blackout.

If you woke up today to complete darkness and a sense of itching familiarity, you’re not alone. This is no déjà vu, dear reader, we’ve been here before. A massive power outage grips parts of Pakistan at the moment and Pakistanis — at least the lucky ones who charged their devices — are getting through it, fuelled by memes.

The power breakdown was reported on Monday morning after the frequency of the national grid decreased, according to the Ministry of Energy. Though the promise of power restoration within 12 hours lurks nearby, netizens are not at ease and they’re taking to Twitter to vent out their frustration, cloaked in humour.

To be fair though, did we ever leave?

Aye, we feel your pain.

What a way to start the week.

The conundrum working people are facing right now.

Live scenes from this morning.

The natural order of things — first ask your neighbours and then check the news.

All systems down.

Time to dreamily gaze at the past and think about the electricity we took for granted.

Paging the experts.


What hacks are you using to get through this power outage?