KARACHI: Technical faults should not be confused with load shedding, said a statement release by K-Electric.
Power outages in the city are occurring due to the increased demand in power following the heatwave in the city, said a K-Electric press statement.
Over load on PMTs and illegal connection have led to technical faults, and so technical faults should not be confused with load shedding, the statement said.
The statement came following a protest led by parliamentarians from the Pakistan Peoples’ Party outside the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday.
In its press statement, KE said that despite the violent attacks, abusive language and extremely hot weather, KE’s staff was working round-the-clock to rectify any emerging faults. In the last two days, the situation of electricity provision has observed marked improvement. KE reiterated through its statement that no unannounced load-shed was being carried out in any part of the city.
The statement also added that out of 1400, more than 1380 feeders are working properly and are well -maintained, whereas 98 percent of the city is getting uninterrupted power supply during Sehar and Iftar timings.
KE has requested the law enforcers to provide security to the response teams, so that they are able to respond to faults quickly and restore power supply.
With regards to the ongoing water crisis in the city, KE’s spokesperson stated that no load-shed has been carried out at any pumping station. The spokesperson clarified that the water crisis is one of the oldest issues within the city which intensified overtime up to the month of Ramzan.
K-E also requested the members of the Sindh Assembly to avoid discouraging and demoralizing the KE teams who have been working round-the-clock despite the intense hot weather in order to provide relief to the masses and its valued customers.
In case of power suspension, KE requested its consumers to register complaints via SMS to 8119 or call 118 to report about any power suspension or alternatively call 99000 or use social media, such as Facebook or Twitter to file in complaints.