NEPRA issues show cause notice to K-Electric over loadshedding
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has taken notice of excessive load-shedding faced by the consumers throughout the country.
A press release issued on Wednesday by the regulatory authority read that all the power distribution companies including K-Electric under the relevant provisions of their licenses are obligated to provide uninterrupted and reliable power supply to the consumers.
It said, to explore the actual reasons and to address them, the NEPRA has directed the Chief Executive Officers of all the DISCOs and KE to appear before the NEPRA on June 11 and apprise them regarding actual causes and remedial measures taken by them to eliminate the excessive loadshedding.
People all over the country specially in Karachi are facing up to 12 hours power cut in a day.
Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Wednesday said the government was taking measures to bring improvement in the power sector.
He said efforts were being made to reduce the fiscal deficit in the power sector from 450 billion rupees to 200 billion rupees.
Hammad Azhar said the previous governments had made expensive agreements in power sector due to which the government had to pay 1500 billion rupees in different heads.
On June 3, Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar had said the federal government had added 200 megawatts of electricity to the K-Electric to help address the load-shedding issue in Karachi.
In a tweet, he had said the federal government was already providing 350 megawatts of electricity to the K-Electric.
ON June 1, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail had summoned Chief Executive Officer (CEO) K-Electric Syed Monis Alvi and expressed his dismay over the unannounced and unscheduled loadshedding in Karachi.
On this occasion, Imran Ismail had also telephoned the Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar and discussed the loadshedding issue in Karachi.