Karachities to face excessive load-shedding on weekend

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The excessive hours of load shedding will continue to trouble the people on weekends in the provincial capital of Sindh.

K-Electric issued a statement and according to it the electricity supply would get back to normal after fault in Bin Qasim Power Plant is fixed. The statement added that the power plant tripped on May 3 and it created shortfall of 180 megawatts.

K-Electric informed that various areas of the Karachi including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Liaquatabad and the area around Nagan Chowrangi will face power suspension for additional hours.

It added that those areas where line losses are low will face five hours and the other areas will face 10 hours load shedding in the city.

KE Communications Director Sadia Dada said regular maintenance work is conducted at Bin Qasim Power Plant. She added that in the past seven to eight years, almost $1.07 billion have been invested in the facility.

Protests have been carried out in Karachi over persistent outages that have not ended despite promises made by political leaders.

Majority of the students in Karachi and other parts of Sindh do not only have to prepare for exams under the torchlight but are also left to sit for hours in the examination hall without fan and light in blistering heat.