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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 15, 2020

Karachi continues to face power outages in sweltering heat

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
KE says it is wrong to term power cuts as “unannounced loadshedding” as they were temporary faults. Photo: File

KARACHI:  Residents of  Karachi continued to face prolonged power failures amid claims by the K-Electric that it has eliminated load shedding in the city.

According to the power supplier, the power cuts in the city were due to 'load management'. Areas facing power cuts in the city include Defence, Clifton, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulistan-e-Johar.

Defence Phase V, Clifton Block 2 and 5, Boat Basin, Gulistan-e-Johar Block 19, 1 and 2 as well as the different areas of Gulshan-e-Iqbal faced power outages.

KE said it is wrong to term the power cuts as “unannounced loadshedding” as they were temporary faults, saying that power was being supplied to other parts of the city.

Technical fault at Bin Qasim power plant

A day earlier the power supplier had said certain areas of the city would experience loadshedding due to a technical fault in the Bin Qasim power plant.

The spokesperson had further said that the power generation ability of KE has decreased by 130-megawatts due to the fault, adding that there will be temporary load management in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson had also stated that they are in touch with the power ministry regarding the supply of furnace oil and assured that the temporary load shedding will come to an end when the fault is rectified.