Sindh CM asks KE to stop unannounced load-shedding in Karachi
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman on Thursday urged K-Electric (KE) not to resort to unannounced load-shedding in Karachi.
He issued these directives on Thursday while pressing over a meeting with KE and Sindh Energy Department officials here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Chairman KE Tayyab Tareen, Director KE (Externa Affairs) Asmer Naeem, Sepcial Secretary Energy Department Rashid Kazi and Director Energy Department Tariq Shah.
The chief minister said that there should be uninterrupted power supply in the city and no unannounced loads-shedding be resorted. “Whatever the problems or issues, the KE would take care of them by itself,” he said.
The chairman KE told the CM that the power demand during peak hour of holy month reached to 3,500 MW which was 3,200 during Ramazan of 2017.
Fazl was told that the SSGC was providing 190 mmcfd gas to KE, therefore all its gas power plants were operating at their full capacity. It was also pointed out that overall seven hours’ load-shedding was being carried out in the city.
He said that the process for general election was going on in full swing. He said that the election staff has also been mobilized, therefore, necessary measures should be taken to reduce load-shedding duration.