Brace yourselves! More load shedding is coming towards your way! Unfortunately, a massive power breakdown has taken over Karachi.


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Power supply remained down from 5-8 hours in many different areas across the city. It is expected the problem will continue for at least another 4 days.

Reason Behind Load Shedding

According to K-Electric’s spokesperson, the increased load-shedding is due to the tripping of a unit in Bin Qasim power plant.

The 250 megawatts trip has been accompanied by a low supply of gas to power units has also aggravated the problem.

Areas Affected

Areas affected by the breakdown include Malir, Mehmoodababad, Federal B Area, Gulshan e Iqbal, Landhi, Korangi, Lyari, Saddar and Keamari.

“We have been disturbed due to load-shedding lasting for up to nine hours in our areas. There is announced load-shedding and the power utility company has deprived us of the basic facility of uninterrupted supply of electricity.” -Azmat Shah, Store Owner in Bizerta Lines

Areas which were previously not experiencing any problems after the major trip are now also having to face massive electric shutdowns.

Solution

While talking to a local website, K-E Communications Director Sadia Dada gave her insights and said that repair work is currently in process. She also added that K-E is managing the shortfall by initiating a rotational cycle of intermittent electricity load-shedding.

“The situation will be improved as soon as possible”- K-E Communications Director Sadia Dada

On the other hand, Sui Southern Gas Company;s spokesman has denied the claim made by K-E about the low gas supply. We just hope that permanent solutions and measures are made so that the residents do not have to bear the unbearable heat, especially in the upcoming months.

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