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Unpaid bills: KMC, KE tussle continues for fourth consecutive day

An FIR has been registered against the power utility’s staff

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July 2, 2019


No credit to PML-N for ending load-shedding: power minister

He says circular debt will be zero by December, 2020

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May 24, 2019


Pakistan welcomes Saudi investment, especially in its power sector: Abdul Razak Dawood

He assured Saudi investors that they will be given a level playing field in the country

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February 18, 2019


Saudi company to invest $4b in Pakistan’s energy sector

ACWA Power chairperson met Finance Minister Asad Umar on Sunday

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February 17, 2019


Government goes green, installs solar panels at zoological survey building

The project was completed at a cost of Rs1.3 million

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February 13, 2019


Power breakdown plunges Sindh, Balochistan into darkness

80% of Karachi loses power

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January 25, 2019


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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October 22, 2018


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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October 20, 2018


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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October 4, 2018


Power minister invites Saudis to invest in Pakistan’s energy sector

The delegation agreed to invest in the sector

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October 1, 2018


Tax non-filers may not get commercial power connections

Govt wants to tighten noose around tax evaders

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September 25, 2018


Samsung launches inverter washing machines in India

They use 40% less power, make less noise

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September 20, 2018


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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September 6, 2018


China says it will provide electricity to Gwadar for Rs5m a day

The Senate standing committee on power has recommended that Balochistan’s Gwadar be connected to the national grid as soon as possible. A representative of the power division told the committee that they have still not been able to connect Gwadar to the national grid and that electricity supply to the coastal areas of Balochistan from…

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August 3, 2018


We are in talks with Iran to resume power supply in Makran division: Balochistan CM

The interim Balochistan chief minister has said that his government is in contact with Iran to resolve the power crisis in the Makran division. The area has been experiencing severe load-shedding for the past month and residents spend up to 18 hours a day without power. Interim Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri said work to…

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August 2, 2018


No choice but to increase petrol prices since PML-N govt didn’t increase it in May: Interim Finance Minister

Interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar said the caretaker government had no choice but to increase the price of petrol because the previous government had chosen not to do so in the last month of its tenure despite the increase in petrol prices in the international market. Akhtar, along with Minister for Information Barrister Ali Zafar,…

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June 12, 2018


Power demand-supply gap to end this month: Minister

Caretaker Minister for Power Syed Ali Zafar says the causes of load-shedding have been overcome and the electricity demand and supply gap will almost be zero in the current month. He was addressing a joint news conference along with Caretaker Minister for Finance Dr. Shamshad Akhtar in Islamabad on Tuesday. Mr. Zafar expressed hope that…

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June 12, 2018


No water, no patience: Protests break out in Karachi, Hyderabad

Muhammad Ali Hafeez & Faqir Saleem The taps in many parts of Karachi and Hyderabad have no water. Karachi’s online water tanker service is of no use either. The people headed to the KWSB managing director’s office to protest. “I have been trying to call the water board since 9am,” said one man from Clifton….

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May 17, 2018


Scandal, women power and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, jury…

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May 9, 2018


Power breakdown hits parts of Karachi

Karachi suffered a minor power breakdown on Friday evening, plunging a large swathe of the country’s commercial capital into darkness. According to information being received here, a high tension wire at the Queens Road encountered a technical fault which left millions of homes without power. Eight K-Electric grid stations have reportedly tripped due to the fault….

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March 23, 2018