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KE asks the federal government to increase its electricity supply to Karachi

Karachi may suffer long hours of load-shedding as summer approaches

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Nature, KE or NTDC: What is causing Karachi’s power outages?

People in Karachi woke up on Thursday to a major power breakdown

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KE to pay for the education and treatment of minor whose hands were amputated

On August 24, Umer was on his way to get groceries when a power line 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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Electricity restored to most of Karachi after night-long power breakdown

A major power breakdown, caused due to the tripping of a high-voltage transmission line, hit major cities of Sindh late on Friday. The electricity breakdown hit Karachi, Hyderabad, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta, Umarkot, Tando Allahyar, Sanghar and other cities at around 11pm. Full restoration is expected to be achieved over the…

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Nepra hints at taking over administrative control of KE

Report by: Faizan Khan ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has recommended heavy fine on K-Electric over unscheduled loadshedding in Karachi. Holding KE responsible for prolonged power outages in Karachi, NEPRA authorities have advised National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat to impose a heavy fine on the power utility. People of Karachi pay electricity…

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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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NEPRA to investigate unscheduled loadshedding in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has taken serious notice of additional 10 hours unscheduled power load shedding in Karachi during the prevailing harsh weather and constituted a high level committee to probe the matter. In view of extended load shedding, NEPRA directed K-Electric to submit a detailed report on the issue, said a…

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Power crisis hits Karachi

KARACHI: Power supply in many parts of Karachi was suspended on Tuesday after a technical fault hit the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) grid near Hub. KE is in contact with NTDC & teams are working for early restoration. pic.twitter.com/MwNo4OuOUc — KE (@KElectricPk) May 16, 2017 In a statement here, Karachi power firm KE…

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Teams working non-stop to restore unit at Bin Qasim Power Station-I: KE

KARACHI: K-Electric tweeted on Thursday that its teams were working non-stop to ensure restoration of the affected unit at Bin Qasim Power Station-I.  According to details, power outage across various areas of the city took place after a unit at the Bin Qasim Power Station-I was affected. The message also stated that due to the…

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JI set for final showdown at KE head office today

KARACHI: Nearly a week after holding a protest at Sharea Faisal against K-Electric, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is all set for another sit-in today – this time outside the power supply company’s head office in Defenc Phase IV, Samaa reported Friday. In the decisive round of protest against load-shedding and excessive billing by K-Electric, the JI…

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JI to stage sit-in against K-Electric at Shahrah-e-Faisal today

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi is staging a protest sit-in today (Friday) at Shahrah-e-Faisal against K-Electric. According to our correspondent, the protest will be held at 5:00 pm near Nursery. It will also be joined by some other religious factions. Resultantly, the Shahra-e-Faisal is likely to get blocked which may cause severe traffic jam on its…

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KE sends bill to poor consumers on `approximation’

KARACHI: Advisor to Regional Office of Federal Ombudsman, Muhammad Yamin has said it seems K-Electric is in the `habit’ to send the bills on approximation to the poor. He was hearing complaints at Deputy Commissioner Malir’s camp office against over-billing by the KE. He said Federal Ombudsman’s regional office receives most of applications against over-billing…

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No unannounced load shedding in Karachi, claims KE

KARACHI: K-Electric in a statement here on Monday maintained that the utility provider was not carrying out unannounced load shed in any part of the city and supply to all parts of the city is as per routine. It further added that some small pockets in the city, spread over 6,500 square kms, experience disruption…

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KE meter policy irks customers

Karachi Electric does not believe in issuing separate meters for anyone living in double or multiple-storey buildings. It issues only one meter for one building. How the irrational policy makes people suffer. Watch this report…

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NEPRA imposes Rs.10 mln fine on K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 10 million on K-electric for failure to provide uninterrupted electric power services to its consumers and deliberately under utilizing its available generation capacity. Earlier in June 2015, extended hours of load shedding, system failures and power supply breakdowns were noted in…

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Karachi: Power supply restored after major breakdown

KARACHI: K-Electric claims to have restored power supply to almost all areas of Karachi, more than seven hours after a major breakdown hit the megacity, Samaa reported Friday. The breakdown struck Karachi early Friday morning, plunging 80 percent areas into darkness, after an extra high tension wire of 500 KV tripped near Jamshoro. Also read:…

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‘Terrorists may benefit from power breakdown’

Sindh Assembly members are of the view that terrorists may take benefit from prolonged power outages in Karachi. In wee hours of Friday, 80 per cent of the megacity plunged into darkness following a major power breakdown. It took more than nine hours to completely restore the power supply. Watch this video…

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Major power breakdown hits Karachi

KARACHI: A major power breakdown struck Karachi early Friday morning, plunging 80 percent areas of the megacity into darkness. K-Electric says the complete restoration of electricity will take five to six hours. According to KE spokesman, the extra high tension wire of 500KV tripped near Jamshoro, plunging 80 percent of Karachi in the dark. Also…

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FIR registered against K-Electric

Unveiling frauds and corruption of KE, a citizen in Karachi got an FIR registered against K-Electric for its overbilling and overcharging of units.

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