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SC seeks report from Nepra, K-Electric over unannounced load-shedding in Sindh

SC seeks report from Nepra, K-Electric over unannounced load-shedding in Sindh
October 13, 2020

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) has on Tuesday summoned report from the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) and K-Electric over unannounced load-shedding in Sindh.

While hearing a case pertaining to prolonged power cuts in the Sindh, the top court took the K-Electric to task over unannounced load-shedding in Karachi, observing that half of the port city is having sleepless nights due to power cuts.

"People in Karachi are up the entire night as there is power, remarked Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed. “Karachi is experiencing a heatwave and people don’t have electricity,” he said.

The chief justice also slammed the federal government saying it was not fulfilling its duty properly. The court came down hard on the K-Electric over the frequent load-shedding in Karachi while hearing a suo motu case. He remarked that the situation on the ground is exactly the same as before.

“Where is the CEO? He is still serving the post.” If he was loyal to the country then the conditions in Karachi would’ve been much better, remarked the top judge.

The federal government is not doing anything and neither is the power department. Everyone is working in collusion with one another, he added.

The attorney general said that federal ministers Asad Umar and Umar Ayub will brief the court about the current situation in two weeks. The court has even summoned a detailed report from NEPRA in four weeks.