Islamabad (April 21, 2018): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken notice of the prolonged load-shedding in Karachi.
According to the details, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has convened a cabinet committee meeting over energy crises in Karachi on April 23. The meeting will be held in Karachi.Sources said the meeting will take up the one point agenda of hours-long loadshedding by K-Electric citing non-supply of gas to its power generation units.
Earlier today, Jamaat-e-Islami and Pak Sarzameen Party staged sit-ins against K-Electric and the federal government over prolonged power outages in Karachi.Yesterday, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority recommended heavy fine on K-Electric over unscheduled loadshedding. The Nepra authorities also signaled to take over administrative control of KE.
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Nepra investigation committee, after a three-day visit to Karachi, said in its report that KE has violated various responsibilities and did not utilise its full power generation capacity.