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K-Electric officials flee Malir court after interim bail plea rejected

An FIR was registered after a boy lost his arms when a high tension wire fell on him

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Move over K-Electric, meet R-Electric

Illegal ‘companies’ are offering power connections for Rs1,000 in Ahsanabad and its surrounding areas in Karachi

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K-Electric is responsible for the treatment of the boys whose hands were amputated: Imran Ismail

Both boys lost their hands after K-Electric’s high-tension wires fell on them in different parts of the city

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Karachi goes dark as electricity breakdown hits most of the city

Khayam Siddiqui, the spokesperson of Karachi’s power supplying company K-Electric, said that they were working on restoring power to the city

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Notices served to Nepra, K-Electric in court contempt case

Sindh High Court served notices to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, chief executive officer of K-Electric and others in a court contempt case. The court contempt case was heard against the power generation company was held on Tuesday. The petition stated that K-Electric is carrying out unjustifiable loadshedding in the provincial capital. “It did not…

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Bin Qasim power plant gets fixed but Karachi continues to brave load shedding

According to the K-Electric, the Bin Qasim power plant’s technical issues have been resolved but Karachi continues to brave the load shedding crisis.  “We get less business in the month of Ramazan,” said one tailor. “Load shedding has made matters worse for us now.” Another person said that previously there was almost no load shedding…

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CJP criticizes K-Electric over prolonged loadshedding

Prolonged power outages in Karachi drew the ire of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. He expressed his anger on the K-Electric officials over loadshedding in the city while hearing a case in the Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. “Does privatization mean that the people of Karachi should be treated this way?” he…

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Karachi to face increased shortage of water

Another water crisis is imminent on Monday in Karachi – the largest city of Pakistan that continues to face multiple crises including protracted hours of load shedding. Areas including Gharo and Pippri will not receive power supply today at the behest of National Transmission & Dispatch Company, according to the city’s main power supplier, K-Electric….

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Karachi load shedding to end after SSGC ordered to supply gas

KARACHI:  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced that the tussle between Sui Southern Gas Company and K-Electric has come to an end. “SSGC will provide gas to K-Electric,” he announced in a press conference on Monday. “It will provide as much gas to K-Electric as is required by the power company.” “Karachi will have electricity…

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Federal govt providing 650 MW to K-Electric: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari has said that federal Government is continuously providing 650MW to K-Electric only for people of Karachi. In his another letter to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Leghari said the Karachi Water Supply Board was the sole responsibility of the Sindh Government under the 18th constitutional amendment….

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Will not be blackmailed by K-Electric: power minister

ISLAMABAD: Awais Leghari has said that the federal government will not be blackmailed be K-Electric. “Will not supply gas nor be blackmailed by the power distribution company,” the power minister said while speaking to media. He said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah should end electricity theft from interior Sindh. Leghari went on to…

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JI, PSP stage sit-ins against K-Electric over power outages in Karachi

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami and Pak Sarzameen Party staged sit-ins against K-Electric and the federal government over prolonged power outages in Karachi on Friday. A large number of JI protesters gathered at Karachi Press Club while PSP activists staged a sit-in outside K-Electric head office near Punjab Chowrangi. The JI had announced earlier that the sit-in would…

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Sindh govt has nothing to do with K-Electric: Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government has nothing to do with K-Electric. “K-Electric is controlled by the federal government,” Shah said while addressing a ceremony in Karachi. “I had discussed the loadshedding issue with the prime minister six times. He has gone to Saudi Arabia.” The chief minister claimed…

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No let-up in power woes on weekend

Amid hot weather, the prolonged power outages continued to inflict misery on citizens of Karachi even on Sunday. The city is experiencing daily up to three-hour load-shedding, which, according to K-Electric, is being carried out due to gas supply issue.

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FixIt protest outside KE head office

‘FixIt’ activists on Saturday kicked off their overnight sit-in outside head office of the K-Electric to protest loadshedding in the city. The protesters are being led by ‘FixIt’ founder Alamgir Khan, demanding end to prolonged power outages.

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Water supply in Karachi suspended due to loadshedding

KARACHI: Water supply to many parts of Karachi was suspended due to loadshedding. Protests were held in many parts of the city due to suspension of water supply. “There is no water and electricity,” the citizens said. “We are facing problems day and night.” They continued: “Routine life is being affected by the outages.” Several…

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Karachi load shedding: No one ready to take responsibility

Karachi is suffering from protracted spans of power outages. Many areas of the metropolitan city are continually facing scheduled spans of load shedding every day. However, the spans of power outages have widened to 18 hours as power goes off with no prior announcement. When contacted, Sindh government imputes the blame to the federal government….

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We can either pay electricity bills or raise children, says woman

KARACHI: “We can either pay expensive electricity bills or raise our children. It is not possible to do both,” said a woman fed up of power outage in Karachi.  The woman, a resident of Korangi, said that power outages were frequent in her area. “Load shedding occurs after every hour,” she said angrily. “These rulers…

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Electricity prices increased by Rs2.04 per unit

ISLAMABAD: Power prices have been increased by Rs2.04 per unit. The prices were increased as National Electric Power Regulatory Authority made three surcharges permanent. The revised rate will not be applicable on consumers of K-Electric. Earlier, The per unit power cost has been brought down by Rs2.28 for a month due to fuel adjustment. Nepra…

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Power cuts strike as Karachi sizzles

As if the soaring temperature in Karachi was not enough, power cuts in the city have added to the misery of the people Residents complain of government apathy. “When will they care about us?” they ask. The power utility company, K-Electric, blames the Sui Southern Gas Company for the power cuts. In many parts of…

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Electricity price cut by Rs2.28 per unit

ISLAMABAD: The per unit power cost has been brought down by Rs 2.28 for a month National Electric Power Regulatory Authority stated that the power tariffs have been revised due to fuel adjustment. Consumers will get a relief of Rs 15 billion by the cost reduction, according to Nepra. The revised rates will not be…

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