The continuous heavy load shedding, which have been going on for quite a while, have increased load shedding in the previous week and have made life hopeless for Karachi people, previously experiencing through a tough summer with temperatures once in a while crossing 40 degrees Celsius.

Numerous residents took to the roads today to protest the ongoing blackouts.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority ‘Nepra’ on Wednesday observed with concern reports of non-stop unannounced power blackouts in Karachi as well as the so-called overbilling of the public. 

Customers have been coordinated to enroll their objections at Nepra’s regional office in Karachi. They may on the other hand register them on Nepra’s site.

An announcement by Nepra, K-Electric has been coordinated to present a detailed report on the issue. Because of residents’ protests, KE gave an announcement to clarify the reason behind the non-stop blackouts.

It declared that a deficiency to provide of furnace oil and gas had given rise to the power cuts.

As per a KE representative, the supply of fuel in accordance with the command is the duty of “relevant institutions”.

Moreover, as per the power distributor, load shedding is occurring in areas where failure to pay the payment of dues had been recognized.

Note that when a lockdown was forced in Karachi towards the end of March, the city saw practically zero load shedding till May 9. When the lockdown was eased, power blackouts started to happen and have since increased in amount and time.

The Sui Southern Gas Company, although, rejected claims there had been a shortage to provide of gas to KE. SSGC representative said, there has been no decrease in supply of gas to K-Electric.

The representative further said that an order for extra gas to be provided for 15 days had likewise been authorized.

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