Unannounced power outage resumes in Karachi
KARACHI: Unannounced power outage have resumed in many areas of Sindh’s Karachi, including baldia Ittehad Town and Shah Faisal Colony, leaving the citizens in discomfort.
According to details, unannounced load shedding is going on in different areas of Karach including baldia Ittehad Town, Qaim Khani Colony, Gulshan Ghazi, AB Senior Line, Jut Line, Lines Area, Malir, Darakhshan, Wireless Gate and Shah Faisal Colony
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) recently increased the electricity prices by Rs 1.95 per unit.
According to NEPRA, the approval will be applicable only to the bills for the month of October.
Moreover, few days back, NEPRA had also issued a notification to increase the price of electricity by Rs 65 paise in terms of the adjustment of fuel price
After the issuance of the notification, the unit price of electricity has gone up from Rs 16.44 to Rs 18.09 per unit, leaving a burden Rs 90 billion on consumers.
Earlier in June, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) took notice of excessive load-shedding faced by the consumers throughout the country.
A press release issued 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.”
Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Wednesday said the government was taking measures to bring improvement in the power sector.
He had said efforts were being made to reduce the fiscal deficit in the power sector from 450 billion rupees to 200 billion rupees.
Hammad Azhar has said that 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.