National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has initiated a formal investigation against Karachi’s power utility, K-Electric, over fatal incidents and wide-scale outages during the recent rain spell.
The authority has taken notice of the problems faced by the public and ordered a formal investigation under the section 27A of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission, and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997 against K-Electric.
Recent monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in the city, flooding several major streets and highways. Several accidents have occurred causing deaths due to electrocution. Moreover, several parts of the city have been facing prolonged power outages.
The regulatory authority will look into the potential violations of NEPRA codes, laws, standards, and other applicable documents by K-Electric.
The inquiry will also ascertain if there has been any violation or non-compliance of law resulting in loss of life and suspension of power supply to the consumers.
The regulator has appointed its senior officers to conduct an inquiry into the matter and compile a report within 15 days.