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Good news: Karachi will be getting additional electricity this summer

The federal power ministry has approved an extra 300MW for the city

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March 15, 2019


No electricity in Karachi’s Korangi and Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Monday

K-Electric is shutting off power supply till 5pm due to repair work

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February 11, 2019


Power breakdown plunges Sindh, Balochistan into darkness

80% of Karachi loses power

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January 25, 2019


Half of Lahore spent Wednesday night without electricity

LESCO officials say that power supply has been restored in 80% areas after fixing the fault

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August 2, 2018


Electricity supply improved for ‘political gains’ ahead of the election, says Senator Shibli Faraz

Smooth supply of electricity was ensured ahead of the election for ‘political gains’, said Senator Shibli Faraz

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August 1, 2018


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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April 30, 2018


‘Bomb cyclone’ hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

FILE PHOTO: Ahead of an incoming winter snow storm, a Jet Blue flight waits to take off from Logan International Airport next to the frozen waters of the Atlantic Ocean harbour between Winthrop and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder NEW YORK/LONDON: A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries…

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January 5, 2018


Govt efforts to boost power supply will end load-shedding in few months: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Energy projects will add 10,000 MW to the national grid that will help overcome the energy shortages and end load-shedding in the country in a few months, Minister for Interior, Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said here on Friday. Talking to APP before leaving for New York at the end of his visit…

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October 14, 2017


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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June 14, 2017


No load shedding during Sehar, Iftar: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said there will be no load-shedding during Sehar and Iftar in the holy month of Razaman. In an interview, he said high capacity of hydel energy will be available by July this year, which will help overcome the gap between demand and supply of electricity….

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May 18, 2017


Several parts of Karachi descend into darkness following power outage

KARACHI: Several parts of Karachi once again descended into darkness due to a power outage, Samaa reported. According to details, the power supply remain affected in the areas of Shah Faisal Colony, Malir and Airport. K-Electric stated that the supply was affected due to a fault in the Shah Faisal power grid. Some areas of…

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May 17, 2017


K-Electric cites low gas pressure for increase in loadshedding

KARACHI: K-Electric, on Wednesday issued a press release citing low gas pressure as a reason behind the “brief disruption of power” many citizens within the metropolis are experiencing for the past two days.

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May 11, 2017


K-Electric claims 100pc power supply to Karachi industries

KARACHI: K-Electric on Friday claimed that 61per cent area of the metropolitan city is load-shedding free, while all the industries are getting uninterrupted power supply. In a statement posted on Facebook, the K-Electric said that it has invested over $1.2 billion in its commitment to serve Karachi, and added 1037 MW in generation, 768 MVA…

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November 4, 2016


Protest as power breakdown hits Karachi

KARACHI: A power breakdown again hit Karachi plunging a considerable part of the megacity into darkness after K-Electric’s high tension line tripped in Friday’s wee hours. The overnight power failure impacted the hospitals of the city, leaving patients and attendants in dismay and helplessness. Also the red zone including the Governor House and Chief Minister…

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May 20, 2016


Shahbaz renews power pledges on Bhikki hopes

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government was setting up 1,180 megawatt gas based Bhikki Power Plant in Sheikhupura from its own resources. Addressing the stone laying ceremony of gas based Bhikki Power Plant at Bhikki, Sheikhupura, on Friday, he said that although the Punjab government had made investment on this…

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October 9, 2015


No load-sheding during Eid holidays: KE

KARACHI: K-Electric has announced that the company has exempted load-shedding across the city during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. A statement issued on Wednesday said that there will be no load-shed starting Thursday 24th of September till the 27th of September. However, in an area as vast as Karachi and its surroundings, if there is any occurrence…

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September 24, 2015


PM for urgent measures to improve power supply

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday directed the Ministry of Water and Power to take all out urgent steps to address the power supply situation for mitigating the people's sufferings at the earliest. The PM called Secretary Water and Power Younus Dagha to the PM House and sought briefing on the load shedding situation…

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June 20, 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


Govt not to switch off K-Electric power supply: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said Monday the federal government would not stop supplying addition power to K-Electric from the national grid until a new agreement is reached with the company. Addressing a news conference here after a meeting which was chaired by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the minister said…

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January 26, 2015


Power restored after major breakdown in half of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Most areas of Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir remained deprived of power supply for consecutive five to nine hours owing to certain major technical glitch in National Power Control Center. The power grid experienced an unusual breakdown after Tarbela and Ghazi Barotha powerhouses ground to a halt due to certain technical fault….

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December 12, 2014


Water & power theft for PPP rally

Using state machinery and resources for its Saturday rally in Karachi, Pakistan Peoples Party has made several arrangements of its jiyalas who will come from across the Sindh province to join the gathering. Samaa report shows how the party management has acquired unlawful water and power connections at the rally venue in KMC Sports Complex.

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October 17, 2014

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