- “No unannounced or unannounced load shedding in Karachi,” a K-Electric spokesperson says
- Over seven hours of load-shedding reported in more than six areas of Karachi; over three hours in 13 other neighbourhoods
- Sources at the K-Electric say shortfall of 500MW against Karachi’s power demand of 1,700MW being met by load-shedding
KARACHI: The metropolis’ sole power supplying company, K-Electric, on Thursday denied load-shedding occurring anywhere despite close to a dozen neighbourhoods facing power outages for more than six hours.
“There is no unannounced or unannounced load shedding in Karachi,” a spokesperson for the K-Electric said in a statement.
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“Electricity is only turned off for maintenance work, the spokesperson added, noting that “text messages were sent to registered users before the repairs.”
Load-shedding reports from Karachi indicated that there was no electricity for more than seven hours in various areas, including Malir, Gharibabad, Moinabad, Jaffar-e-Tayyar Society, Mehran Goth, Kathore, and Liaquat Market.
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Moreover, Korangi, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Liaquatabad, F.C. Area, Orangi Town, Baldia Town, Banaras Town, Keamari, Gadap, Saeedabad, Manzoor Colony, and Old City Area had no power for three to six hours.
As Karachi’s infamous load-shedding continues, sources at the K-Electric mentioned that while the demand for electricity was 1,700 megawatts (MW), Pakistan’s financial capital was obtaining 800MW and 400MW power from the national grid and all other sources, respectively.
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The shortfall of 500MW was being met by load-shedding, the K-Electric sources added.