A Senate Committee has been formed to investigate the load shedding effects on Karachi and submit a report to the upper house of parliament. K-Electric, the main provider of electricity in Karachi, resorted to 20+ hours of load-shedding during the first two days of Ramadan. The load shedding plus high temperatures resulted in deaths of more than 1000 people.
The committee is formed at a critical time when the government is about to negotiate a new contract with K-Electric. The government wants to evaluate the performance of K-Electric before it negotiates the contract. Raza Rabbani, the Senate Chairman, has submitted a request to the chairman of the committee to have a meeting with him after the findings. The meeting will be held before 5th July. After the government agrees on terms with K-Electric, the contract will be sent to the Parliament for approval. As Senate Chairman, Raza Rabbani wants to have a clear view on the fact so that the debate at the Parliament is meaningful. The debate is scheduled to be held in the parliament on 6th July.