Karachi was struck Wednesday night by a wave of unannounced load-shedding and many areas spent the night without electricity.
After protests against K-Electric the loadshedding came just hours. People say this unannounced loadshedding continues all day and night, leaving them unable to sleep in the evening and unable to work in the daytime.
They say that in some areas the outages last up to 24 hours. Lines Local residents and Abyssinia Lines took to the streets to oppose K-Electric loadshedding.
The protesters blocked Sharae Quaideen, but after talks with police and Rangers officials, they reopened one of its tracks. They ended the blockade, after they were assured by K-Electric officials that there would be no power load management at night.
Multiple areas in Korangi have been affected and Allahwala Town, the KDA Employees Society and Al Wasi Town have spent the night without power.
Nighttime temperatures rise to 31 degrees Celsius, leaving people uncomfortable in the heat.
K-Electric claims that there is a shortage of 600 megawatts due to a lack of furnace oil. It says it’ll take them a week to get more oil, after which they’ll produce more fuel.