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Karachi Loadshedding

NEPRA impose Rs5million fine on K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has imposed a fine of Rs. 5 Million on Karachi's electric supplier K-Electric Limited on "account of its failure to provide reliable power supply to consumers of Karachi on a nondiscriminatory basis", ARY News reported on Thursday. According to a statement released by NEPRA, K-Electric Limited was fined due to non-compliance of performance standards, distribution code and direction of the authority regarding provision of electricity to all consumers without…

JI protests against power load shedding in Karachi

KARACHI: Most parts of Karachi experience heavy Traffic jam on Friday morning as Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) holds a strike against K-Electric to protest against load shedding and shortage of water across the city. JI workers come out to protest against load-shedding in areas of the city including main Shahrah e Faisal and Malir. While addressing a press conference JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman yesterday said that the party will not call off the strike and will protest peacefully against the issues of Karachi. He…

Nepra to inquire into unscheduled load shedding in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has established a high level committee following 10 hours unscheduled load shedding in Karachi to investigate the matter. Different parts of Karachi have been suffering from rampant load shedding causing uproar among the citizens. Taking serious notice of the matter the power regulator has directed K-Electric, the utility responsible for the electricity supply in the port city, to submit a detailed report on the issue. Prior to this, the clarifications…

Power cuts: JI demands names of top K-Electric officials on ECL

KARACHI: Following unscheduled power cuts in the provincial capital of Sindh, Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) Karachi chief Naeem ur Rehman has announced a major protest against the K-Electric at 50 different locations in the city on Friday (April 6). The JI also announced a massive protest in the Red zone area on April 20. Addressing a public gathering the JI Leader requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the load shedding taking place in the city. "The names of K-E top management must also be placed on…

CM Sindh writes to PM over ‘reduced’ natural gas supply to K-Electric

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to draw his attention over issue of sudden reduced natural gas supply to K-Electric by Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) which has resulted in increased load-shedding in Karachi. In the D/O letter, the CM, quoting KE, said that Karachi's power supplier is receiving only 90 MMCFD gas which is insufficient to optimally run gas based power plants that require at least 190 MMCFD. “The result is shortfall of…