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
Committee formed to report on Karachi deaths
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... 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
Water and Power ministry denies claim of forced load shedding
The Water and Power ministry denied claims that it was carrying out forced load shedding. The ministry said that no forced load shedding occurred on Sunday in any part of the country. The ministry also claimed that prolonged load shedding was a result of electricity power lines getting damaged... Read more
Prime Minister briefed on load shedding in Ramadan
In a meeting between Prime Minister and Water and Power officials, the prime minister was briefed about the current power outages. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised the nation that there would be no load shedding during Sehr, Iftar, and Taraveeh times, but several parts of the country are... Read more