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Five-year-old killed in Karachi’s Surjani Town after electrical wire falls on him

Residents had complained to K-Electric about the damaged wire but no action was taken

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80% of Karachi loses power as another breakdown hits the city

K-Electric says it has been caused by a 500KV transmission line tripping

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Karachi hit by another power breakdown

Half the city spent Wednesday night in the dark

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Electricity costs won’t go up until the govt stops power theft and leakages

Finance Minister Asad Umar said the public won’t suffer because the govt can’t improve the distribution system

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Over 70% of Karachi loses power as national grid line trips

Latifabad, Kohsar and Tando Jam in Hyderabad also lost power

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K-Electric line trips, plunging Karachi into darkness

The power company’s main circuits in Baldia and Pipri have also tripped, so its grid stations are off

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K-Electric fined Rs5m for patchy Ramazan supply

Up to 16hrs of load shedding reported

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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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