K-Electric (KE) has disconnected 30,000 connections in the last week across Karachi because of the non-payment of bills, the company said in a statement.
According to KE’s Spokesperson, “Non-payment of bills contributes significantly to the losses in an area and creates hindrances for the consumers making regular payments. We humbly request our consumers to ensure timely payment of bills to ensure efficient power supply to the city.”
Speaking about the city’s power supply situation, the spokesperson said that over the last 24 hours average supply to KE’s service territory was 2,950 MW, which included 1050MW from the national grid.
He added that KE was currently facing a shortfall of 350 MW, forcing it to carry 4 hours of load shedding in the city.