The federal government has asked the Sindh government to clear its dues of Rs 60 billion which will help reduce load-shedding. The government had promised not to conduct load shedding during Sehr, Iftar, and Taraveeh times, but it has failed to live up to its promises.
The government searching for answers claimed that system constraints, electricity theft, unpaid dues, heavy rains, heavy load, and security were the major reasons for load shedding in different areas of the country. It also said that in some areas, the residential feeder was supplying electricity to the industries, hence the residential customers weren’t getting power supply during the restricted times. However, the government was doing its best to add new feeders in order to have separate feeders for industries and residential customers. The transformers mafia had taken stay order from the court which was slowing the progress, but they are being slowly replaced.
Khursheed Shah, leader of the opposition, requested the government to take over K-Electric. He said K-Electric was being mismanaged and because of its load shedding, almost 800 people have died in Karachi. K-Electric has enough electricity to supply to Karachi, but wasn’t supplying it. Government takeover will enable better management of K-Electric and reduce load-shedding and electricity theft in Karachi.