Karachi: Unannounced load shedding to end from tomorrow, claims Asad Umar

Federal Minister for Planning, Development Asad Umar, on Saturday, announced that unannounced load shedding in Karachi will end from tomorrow.

Speaking to media, along with Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and K-Electric representatives, Asad Umar announced an end to unannounced load shedding in the metropolitan city from tomorrow.

According to the federal minister, the gas supply to K-Electric has been increased to 290 million cubic feet, whereas furnace oil supply to Bin Qasim powerplant has also been incremented to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to the city.

Moreover, addressing the issue of overbilling, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail stated that NEPRA will look into the matter and will ensure refunds in case K-Electric is found guilty of overbilling its consumers.

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“After efforts from the government, there will be no more unannounced power cuts in the city from tomorrow. NEPRA will conduct an audit into the issue of overbilling and if any were found, CEO KE will refund it,” he noted.

In addition to it, Asad Umar revealed that an additional 550 megawatts of electricity will be provided to the metropolis before mid-2021, meanwhile another 850 megawatts will be added by 2022.