K-electric has announced to increase the timings of power outage during the ongoing summer season owing to fuel shortage.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the electric supply company said that due to relaxation in the coronavirus restrictions and reopening of business, the demand for electricity has surged in the metropolis.
He maintained that due to the lockdown, the supply of furnace oil has also been disturbed due to which the power generation has been affected, resulting in increased electricity load-shedding in Karachi and adjacent areas.
This current situation was further compounded late Friday night due to an unexpected technical fault at its Bin Qasim Power Station (BQPS)-1.
People were angry at the deteriorating situation of power supply and said that they endure 12-hour announced and unannounced load-shedding every day.
Deprived of basic human needs like water and electricity, people are now calling for the federal and Sindh government to take notice of the situation. They maintained that every year, K-electric creates an artificial fuel shortage to get funds from the government while the corporation also increases charges in bills.