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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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Deceit: Electric meters keep running even without connection

K-Electric ‘works wonders’ as yet a similar phenomenon came to the fore where K-Electric meters were found running even without proper power connection. Isn’t it shocking? Some sort of deceit is afoot with the citizens of Karachi? Know more here.

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Nepra approves deduction in power rates

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has agreed on slashing per unit power cost by Rs. 2.99. According to a Nepra spokesman, the prices are being brought down under the fuel adjustments for the month of December. He added that the cost of power generation for December was Rs. 5.11 per unit. The spokesman…

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New Islamabad Airport to cost Rs 81 bln: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh on Friday informed the Senate that as per revised PC-1, new Islamabad International Airport would cost around Rs 81 billion and an amount of Rs 75.887 billion has been spent on it so far. Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said the project…

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KE says digital meters in line with global standards

KARACHI: Karachi’s power firm K-Electric has strongly condemned “misinformation and unfounded” allegations being spread by some quarters regarding digital meters. In a statement, K-Electric clarified that digital meters are purchased from ISO certified manufacturers and installed as per respective guidelines. KE Spokesperson also highlighted that no mechanism exists to remotely influence meter readings of digital…

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Nepra reduces electricity price by Rs. 1.70 per unit

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Production and Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has reduced power prices by over Rs. 1 per unit, Samaa reported. According to details, Nepra has announced a Rs. 1.70 per unit reduction in electricity rates. The rates have been revised due to fuel adjustments under the month of July. The new rates will not be…

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Video: Fed up of loadshedding, Karachiites attack KE office

KARACHI: Fed up of loadshedding for as many as 12 hours, Karachiites took to the streets and attacked a K-Electric office, on Saturday. According to details, denizens belonging to Karachi’s Defence View area took to the streets and vented their anger at the nearby K-Electric office. The charged mob beat on the doors of the…

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Karachi: At least nine die in rain-related incidents

KARACHI: At least nine people were killed in rain-related incidents across Karachi on Thursday, Samaa reported. Karachi and its adjoining areas have been receiving intermittent rain since Wednesday evening. Moreover, many parts of the city have also descended into darkness after 481 feeders of K-Electric tripped. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rainfall for the…

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Karachi hit by power outages as 481 feeders trip

ISLAMABAD: Many parts of Karachi descended into darkness as close to 80 feeders tripped after rains in the provincial capital, Samaa reported. According to details, power supply to 25 percent of Karachi was disrupted after approximately 481 feeders tripped. The affected areas included Safoora Goth, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Khokra Parkar, New Karachi, Malir, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, North Nazimabad and Garden….

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Karachi hit by power outages as 400 feeders trip due to rain

KARACHI: Electricity supply in certain parts of the city was suspended after 400 feeders tripped due to rain on Wednesday.  According to details, light rain caused as many as 400 feeders throughout Karachi to trip. This in turn caused power outages in certain areas of the city. Power outage affected the areas of North Karachi,…

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K-Electric in hot water: NEPRA decides to take legal action

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has decided to take action against K-Electric for its unannounced and lengthy loadshedding during the month of Ramzan, Samaa reported on Friday.  According to NEPRA, K-Electric did not pay heed to the orders of the regulatory authority. Loadshedding was not according to schedule in the city of Karachi….

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Chinese company withdraws offer to buy 66.4% stakes of K-Electric

China’s Shanghai Electric Power Company has withdrawn an offer to buy 66.4% stakes of K-Electric Limited after the power utility’s key shareholder failed to secure a national security clearance certificate to complete the transaction, an official said on Tuesday. “We have received a copy of the withdrawal of public announcement of intention for acquisition –…

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Nepra team proposes penalty on K-Electric

KARACHI: A team of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has recommended the government to impose penalty on K-Electric for undue loadshedding and excessive billing in Karachi. The Nepra team has been in the city following the Sindh High Court directives to the power regular to take appropriate action against K-Electric for long spells…

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Power disruptions continue during Sehri timings

KARACHI: Many areas of Karachi continue to face power disruption during Sehri timings, Samaa reported on Sunday. The areas which faced power disruption include Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Askari-4, New Karachi, North Karachi, Safoora, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony and Gulzar-e-Hijri. The citizens, residing in these areas, had no alternative but to do Sehri in darkness. Meanwhile,…

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