KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has urged the Karachi Electric (KE) authorities to keep strict and round the clock vigil on power supply wires that may have dismantled in any part of the city causing serious risk to the unassuming passers-by.
The commissioner in a communication to the KE officials on Tuesday said the broken wires, particularly the high tension wire, during the monsoon season are all the more dangerous and no complacency can be tolerated at the cost of threat to precious human lives.
Siddiqui said the KE must take upon itself to ensure immediate repair of broken wires and also to take necessary precautionary measures initially to avoid the situation and then to see that no mishap occurs till the required repair is undertaken to the optimum level of satisfaction.
The Commissioner has also urged the citizens to be careful and keep themselves away from broken wires and also report the same either to the city administration or to the KE authorities.
He also advised the citizens to see that they themselves and any of their family members, particularly their children, may not touch door bells, switch boards, electric poles or any electronic gadgets with wet hands.
Shoaib said Rescue 1299 constituted under his office is working round the clock and is not only issuing advisory notes with regard to sea tides but is also capable enough to attend
any monsoon related situation in the city.
He has appealed to the citizens to avoid visiting the beaches as high tides enhances their vulnerability to mishaps adding that keeping in view the situation and for the sake of safety the fishermen have also be barred from going into deep sea during the monsoons.