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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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October 4, 2018

 

People of Karachi face loadshedding during Sehri timings

The people of Karachi ate their Sehri in darkness as loadshedding took place in many areas of the city. The government had claimed the power outages will not take place during Sehri timings.

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May 17, 2018

 

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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April 12, 2018

 

Post-mortem: More power to the people in Islamabad. Every else buy diesel for generators

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government promised it would end rolling blackouts before it went home in June 2018. It broke its promise. In Lahore, power cuts last up to one-third of the day. “There are eight hours of power outages in the countryside,” said SAMAA’s bureau chief in Lahore, Ahmed Waleed. “In many areas of Lahore…

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April 9, 2018

 

Prolonged power outages spark outcries in Karachi

The rise in protracted spans of load shedding have distressed the citizens of Karachi as the K-Electric appeared helpless to control the power crisis in the mega city amidst soaring temperatures.  Citizens took to roads in Kemari in protest against the prolonged power outages as power shortfall continues to widen. K-Electric spokesperson Sadia Dada said…

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March 31, 2018

 

PM directs relevant departments to address smog related power outages

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday directed greater coordination among relevant departments and advance planning to meet the situation caused by the dry spell and the smog that was causing tripping of electricity transmission lines. While chairing a meeting to review power generation and demand supply situation in the country here at the PM…

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November 7, 2017

 

Khurram Dastgir assures energy projects to be completed

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader and Member National Assembly Khurram Dastgir said all energy projects will be completed to overcome power outages in the country. Talking to a news channel, he said government will fulfill all the promises made with the people during election campaign. Khurram Dastgir said Chief Minister Punjab had an excellent track record for…

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August 4, 2017

 

Karachiites warned of more power outages

KARACHI: Power supply to various parts of Karachi was affected for `few hours’ due to EHT line tripping during the early hours on Tuesday. A K-Electric statement here maintained that the EHT line tripped due to extra ordinarily high humidity levels in Karachi and its outskirts. The high amount of moisture in the air coupled…

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May 30, 2017

 

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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May 16, 2017

 

WATCH: Jamaat-e-Islami continues sit-in against K-Electric

Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) sit-in against K-Electric at Governor House in Karachi has moved on to its second day. Party leaders and activits are protesting against prolonged power outages and overbilling being carried out by the power generation company.

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April 30, 2017

 

Bad news for citizens of Karachi

ISLAMABAD: People of Karachi have yet another bad news as National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has given a go-ahead to hike up K-Electric power tariffs for two months. Nepra heard an application of Karachi’s power utility seeking to increase power tariffs for the city under monthly fuel price adjustment. The hearing took place at…

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October 20, 2016

 

Pakistani doctors hold 16 operations on cellphone torchlights

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Dutiful doctors in Dera Ismail Khan carried out  a record-breaking series of 16 operations, saving lives under illumination from their cellphone torchlights,  Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the operations were carried out in District Headquarters Hospital in D.I Khan town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, owing to incessant power outages and generator breakdowns….

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August 18, 2016

 

Pakistan on track to end power shortages within two years: ADB

Pakistan could end energy rationing within two years, the Asia Development Bank (ADB) country director for Pakistan said on Monday, adding weight to government claims that they will end frequent outages in time for the 2018 elections. Analysts say if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government manages to eradicate “load-shedding”, the electricity rationing system which leads…

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June 21, 2016

 

NEPRA divulges K-Electric’s capers

Karachi is in distress by the persistent torture of load shedding. Under the gruesome circumstances, K-Electric is not wholly short of playing its gimmicks. But, NEPRA disclosed the inside story saying KE buys electricity from the private power plants on exorbitant prices, though it needs not. More in Wahab Kamran’s report from Islamabad.

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May 24, 2016

 

Distressed citizens criticize K-Electric

Distraught by continuous agony caused by long hours of load shedding, citizens voice fury against K-Electric, saying, “They do not give us electricity, but charge us bloated bills.” More in this video.

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May 21, 2016

 

Bilawal blasts federal govt, KE over prolonged power outages

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party, Tuesday accused the Federal government and K-Electric of inflicting agonizing electricity outages and load-shedding upon the people of Sindh and its capital amid the sizzling heat-wave. In a press statement issued here, the PPP chairman said that K-Electric, HESCO and SEPCO were targeting the people of…

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May 17, 2016

 

Powerful winds bring outages, traffic chaos to western Europe

PARIS: Winds gusting to hurricane force caused havoc in parts of western Europe Monday leaving tens of thousands of homes without power, forcing flight cancellations and the closure of roads and bridges. In France, at least 60,000 homes were without power at one point, more than half of them in the western provinces of Brittany…

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March 28, 2016

 

Opposition observes 'Black Day' against prolonged power outages

KARACHI: Opposition parties will observe a 'Black Day' against prolonged power failures in several cities of the country, including Karachi, on Friday. The decision to observe the Black Day was made in a meeting of the leaders of opposition parties, chaired by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah. PTI will hold…

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June 26, 2015

 

Protests erupt across Pakistan as power outages grow

PESHAWAR/MULTAN/RAWALPINDI: Angered by frequent and unscheduled power outages, citizens took to the streets across Pakistan on Friday on the first, but very hot day of Ramadan.  In Peshawar, enraged people held protests in several areas against long power cuts. Dozens of protestors stormed a WAPDA office in Multan and damaged pubic property. A protest demonstration…

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June 19, 2015

 

Widespread load shedding in first Sehri exposes govt claims

KARACHI: Despite tall claims by the incumbent government regarding the interruption-free power supply during Sehri and Iftar timings, the very first dawn of the holy month of Ramazan plunged into darkness in various areas across the country. In Khyber PakhtunkhwaDistressed by the prolonged spans of power outages, the distraught people took to streets in protest…

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June 18, 2015

 

Liaquatabad residents protest against power outages

KARACHI: Residents of Liaquatabad took to the streets against power prolonged outages in the area, here in the wee hours of Thursday, Samaa reported. The protesters blocked the road by torching tyres and demanded the authorities to restore power supply in the area. –Samaa

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May 27, 2015

 
 
 
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