No more unannounced load shedding in Karachi from Sunday: Asad Umar

No more unannounced load shedding in Karachi from Sunday: Asad Umar
Karachi: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar has announced that there will not be any announced load shedding from Sunday in Karachi.

While addressing media post chairing a meeting to discuss Karachi’s electricity problem, he said that petroleum division has increased gas supply for K-Electric.

“Government has increased the supply of oil and gas for K-Electric. National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will decide who is responsible for continuous load shedding in Karachi.  We have privatized k-Electric not Karachi,” he said.

Asad Umar further said that 550 MW of electricity will be provided to Karachi before summer 2021.

“In 2023, 800 MW of electricity will be provided to the metropolitan city. We will give full support to K-Electric for solving power problems,” he said.

Also present on occasion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that efforts are being made to end load shedding in Karachi.

 K-Electric has failed to fulfill its responsibilities and persistent load shedding has affected industries badly resulting in unemployment,” he said. Governor Sindh too assured to end unannounced load shedding from tomorrow.

An important meeting to discuss Karachi’s electricity woes was held today at the Sindh Governor House.

The meeting was presided over by Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar. Members National Assembly and Sindh Assembly and Karachi Electric (KE) representatives were also attend the meeting.

The industrialists and SSGC’s representatives were also invited to attend the meeting. It may be noted that meeting has been called on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.