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50 Million Fined Imposed on K-Electric

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (NEPRA) has imposed an amount of Rs 50 million as fine upon K-Electric

Scores of people died by electrocution during rains in Karachi in months of July and August this year.Moreover, power supply also suspended to several areas of the metropolis for long hours, NEPRA said in a statement.

An inquiry launched to find out reasons behind deaths of several people by electrocution during the rainy weather.

The power regulator has also directed the utility providing electricity to Karachi to ensure third party evaluation of its power distribution system.

The NEPRA directed the power utility to ensure fully secured power distribution system by April 2020.

The probe also inquired into if the K-Electric violated the safety rules of the power regulatory authority.