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PM Abbasi arrives in Karachi today

PM Abbasi arrives in Karachi today
April 23, 2018
KARACHI (92 News) – As water and power crisis worsened in Karachi, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will today (Monday) arrive in the metropolis. A meeting regarding the power crisis has also been summoned at Governor House which will be chaired by PM Abbasi. Earlier, Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Leghari had assured the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah that the federal government will extend full support for ending the power crisis. The minister in his letter said that K-Electric could had run the shut down plants on alternate fuel as reported by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). The minister also stressed payments of Rs 32 billion by Karachi Water Supply Board (KWSB) to K-Electric (KE) to make it settle its payment issues with Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL). Meanwhile, load-shedding of up to 12 hours in a day has plagued Karachi, with the worst burden falling on blocks 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 of Federal B Area, C-1, C and No. 10 localities of Liaquatabad, Lyari, Orangi Town, Korangi, Safoora Goth, Scheme 33, Abul Hasan Isphahani Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir, Model Colony, New Karachi, North Karachi and several other areas.