Prolonged power outages hit several areas of Karachi on Wednesday, adding to the citizens’ woes amid rising temperatures.
Areas that are exempt from load-shedding have also been hit, including Tariq Bin Ziyad Housing Society, Shah Faisal Town, Karachi Admin Society, Saadi Town, and PECHS Block 2 — which are facing outages since 9am.Power in North Nazimabad’s Block H was also reported cut since 8am.
According to reports, the power supply of Drigh Road, Cantt Bazar area, was cut off at 5:30am, however, despite repeated complaints, electricity had not yet been restored in the area at the time this report was filed.
Meanwhile, citizens protested against load-shedding near Gol Market, Nazimabad, chanting slogans against K-Electric.
The protesters said that the power supplier had cut off the area’s electricity since the last two days.
The K-Electric, in response, said power was being cut off for seven-and-a-half to 10 hours in high loss areas.The duration of load-shedding has not increased in the rest of city, KE said.
The power utility said that there was a power outage in some areas of North Nazimabad as repair works were underway there.
Moreover, due to the annual repairs of gas fields, concerns have risen of a power crisis across the country, sources said.
The sources said that due to the repair of gas fields and shutting down of LNG supply, gas supply to power plants producing electricity will be affected.”LNG supply will remain closed for one to one-and-a-half week,” sources added.