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CEO KE Admits Excessive Loadshedding in Karachi

KARACHI: K-Electric Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi on Wednesday claimed that power tariff for Karachi was lower than the other parts of the country by Rs 2.89 per unit.

Addressing a presser to address the increasing criticism on the power utility, the K-Electric CEO said that he was ashamed over load shedding in the city and announced to update the masses after every two weeks on the situation. “The consumers could lodge a complaint with NEPRA over power issues,” he suggested.

He said that the power utility is facing issues of low gas pressure, however, there was no shortage of fuel supply to them.

The top K-Electric official said that it was an embarrassing situation for them in the current scenario and blamed that the current shortfall was due to the hindrances created in the installation of a 700-megawatt power plant in 2016.

The CEO, however, announced that they would ensure an additional supply of 2100 megawatt to the city by the next three years.

The K-Electric CEO rejected criticism over billing issues and said that they could not make changes to a consumer’s bill as it is calculated by the meter and unit readings.