Karachiites facing power outages of up to 12 hours

Karachiites, along with coronavirus, are now facing another nuisance, as the country’s largest city is observing power outages of up to 12 hours a day.

As per the details, various areas of Karachi are experiencing power outages of up to 12 hours a day amid increasing temperatures in the metropolitan city.

Various areas of Karachi have reported load shedding of up to eight hours, whereas District East has been the most severely affected area.

Residents of Malir, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Shah Faisal Colony and Saddar have reported power outages extending to 12 hours a day.

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In addition to it, electric supply to Dhabeji Pumping Station has also been suspended effectively halting water supply to the city.

It is to be noted that K-Electric, citing shortage of furnace oil had earlier announced that the city will be subjected to ‘limited’ load shedding.  

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) has already approved an increment in electricity supply to Karachi. CCOE has approved an additional 350 megawatts of electricity to K-electric to cope up with the increasing demand, the additional supply will initiate in 2022.