Wednesday, June 23, 2021  | 12 ZUL-QAADAH, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Pakistan

Asad Umar promises end to unscheduled load-shedding in Karachi

Says federal government will always work for residents of Karachi

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 11, 2020 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Posted: Jul 11, 2020 | Last Updated: 12 months ago

SAMAA TV/screengrab

Unscheduled power outages by K-Electric will come to an end from tomorrow onward, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar promised.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said that the Petroleum Division will increase its previous supply of 190 standard cubic feet gas to 290 cubic feet. “This means that an added 100 standard cubic feet of gas will be provided to K-Electric every day,” the minister explained.

The units of the company near Bin Qasim will be run on furnace oil within a few days and the supply of oil has been increased by the division.

Umar clarified that the development does not imply that the Petroleum Division was at fault. “For that we have a separate forum, NEPRA, which will decide who was actually at fault,” he said.

Their government’s aim today was to decide how to end unscheduled and uninformed load-shedding. “After these decisions, from tomorrow onward, Karachi will be free of load-shedding,” the minister said, adding that the electricity supply will be increased by 70%.

Umar said next year, before summer 2021, additional electricity of 550 megawatts will be generated. In the summer of 2022, 800 megawatts more will be provided to the city. “So in total, by 2022, 1,350 megawatts of electricity will be increased in the megapolis,” he said, adding that the cabinet committee on energy has already decided this.

The minister said that although K-Electric has been privatised, Karachi, however, has not been privatised. The federal government will always work for the residents of the city, he assured.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Asad Umar, K-electric, load shedding, federal govt, residents, karachi, petroleum division, NEPRA

Weather update: Karachi monsoon rains to begin mid-July
Watch: Full house at Karachi’s maweshi mandi today
Over 10,000 animals have reached Karachi’s cattle market
Lahore madrassa leader booked for sodomy, intimidation
Karachi weather: Met Office predicts drizzle Saturday evening
Kinza Hashmi explains when she ‘blocks’ Saboor Aly’s number
Supreme Court orders demolition of Karachi’s Nasla Tower
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp