The power crisis in Karachi has worsened, extending the load-shedding period to 10 hours a day in most parts of the city.
The areas most affected by the load-shedding are Korangi, Gadap, Kemari, Shah Latif Town, Surjani Town, Baldia Town, Lyari, Malir, Landhi, including other areas where power is being cut off in addition to the declared load shedding timings. Even the exempted areas are facing a one to three-hour power outage.
The load management continues at night, giving sleepless nights to the citizens of Karachi.
Sources say that K-Electric is relying on cheap electricity. Karachi’s total demand is 3600 MW, of which only 1100 MW of electricity is being generated from the national grid, while IPPs also contribute to meet the demand. However, KE is failing to provide an uninterrupted power supply in the city.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for K-Electric said that the power supply in the city was normal, adding that in some areas, the power supply was cut off due to technical faults, which have been restored.
The citizens say that KE has failed to provide an uninterrupted supply of electricity, as it promised in March, and appealed to the government to reduce the price of electricity immediately.