Prolonged outages: Sindh minister hints at nationalising K-Electric

KARACHI: Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh has hinted at nationalising the sole power provider in Karachi, K-Electric, saying that the provincial government took notice of the prolonging loadshedding.

During a media briefing here on Wednesday, Imtiaz Shaikh said that the Sindh government has ordered the K-Electric management to provide loadshedding schedule. “K-Electric is claiming that only announced loadshedding is being made for 7-8 hours in Karachi,” the minister informed and added that K-Electric has assured the government of improving the power supply to Karachiites within 24 hours.

The Sindh government has taken notice of the power outages, whereas, loadshedding also increasing the water crisis.

“If it is needed, K-Electric will be nationalized”, the minster threatened and added that law and order situation has worsened following prolonged power outages in two to three days.

The provincial minister said that he held a meeting with KE’s chief executive officer (CEO) following the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The government also took notice of the worsening situation of the law and order.

“K-Electric administration has said that Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) reduced gas supply. KE admin has also apprised the government regarding their problems.”

 

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