Electricity supply resumes in Karachi in some areas
High levels of humidity caused a transmission line to trip around 5 am. This resulted in 90% of Karachi without electricity. Electricity was partially restored for some areas of Karachi at night. Read more
70 percent of country without electricity
Almost 70 percent of Pakistan was without electricity on Friday 15th January. A transmission line in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district tripped around 9:30 am which resulted in power loss across Punjab, Kashmir, KPK, and Baluchistan. 15 other power stations in close proximity to the Muzaffargarh transmission line were shut down... Read more
Nepra accuses K-Electric of violating agreement
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has accused K-Electric of violating conditions of its privatization agreement. According to the agreement, K-Electric was required to add 1,000 megawatts of electricity to its capacity within three years, but it had failed to do so. It did add 1,034 megawatts to... Read more
K-Electric responsible for Karachi deaths says NEPRA
A report submitted by the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power mentions that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, holds K-Electric responsible for the death of more than 1300 people in Karachi. The report submitted to the upper house of parliament also blames the disaster management authorities and... Read more
Senate panel to probe Karachi load shedding
During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power, it was decided that a senate panel will probe the excessive load shedding that occurred in Karachi during the first few days of Ramadan. The load shedding resulted in more than 1200 people dead. National Electric Power... Read more
Some Karachi areas experience another night of blackout
On Tuesday night, a broken conductor at Bin Qasim power plant plunged parts of Sindh and Baluchistan into darkness. Whole of Karachi was without power for more than 7 hours. On Wednesday night, a transformer tripped causing 12 stations to fail. Many areas of the city were without power.... Read more
Tripping causes prolonged blackout in Karachi
Karachi faced another night of blackout on Tuesday, when a 220 kilovolt power line at Bin Qasim power plant tripped. This led to tripping of two other power plants, which resulted in total darkness for some areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. A broken conductor at the Bin Qasim power... Read more
K-Electric announces increased load shedding in Karachi
Despite more than 1,200 deaths in Karachi due to excessive load shedding and heat, K-Electric has announced that it’ll further increase load shedding. Karachi’s only electric supplier further said that load-shedding will also be conducted in areas which were exempt from load shedding. Unable to meet the electricity demands,... Read more
Power companies not complying with government orders
Power companies have been accused of supplying electricity to industries between 6:30 pm to 4 am despite government’s instructions of halting electric supply to industries during those times. Pakistan Electric Power Company, PEPCO, has issued show-cause notices to heads of electric companies to explain within a week why they... Read more
Opposition protests against load shedding
Opposition members in both the National Assembly and Punjab Assembly protested against excessive load shedding on Tuesday. During a meeting held at the Parliament House by National Assembly’s opposition leaders, it was decided that Friday will be set as a mourning day to mourn the deaths caused by excessive... Read more