KARACHI: A delegation of K-Electric called on Minister for Energy Sindh Imtiaz Sheikh and Minister for Local Government Sindh Saeed Ghani today and reiterated the power utility’s commitment to provide maximum possible relief to its customers during Ramadan.
The KE delegation, headed by its CEO Moonis Alvi, briefed the ministers about the power utility’s summer preparedness in terms of upgradation of infrastructure for reliable power supply as well as its support to heat prevention camps, set up by different NGOs across Karachi, aimed at providing relief to citizens.
During the meeting, it was highlighted that additional power requested by KE from the national grid is critical to exempt residential customers in Karachi from loadshed during Sehr and Iftar. Moreover, it was shared that the power utility has been engaging with concerned authorities for some time now to bridge the anticipated supply shortfall during peak summer in Karachi. KE’s request for additional power from the national grid has been principally agreed to by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), and is to be taken up with the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for its approval.
The ministers were informed that loadshed exemption for residential power customers in Karachi during Sehr and Iftar will be announced as soon as KE’s request for additional supply of electricity is approved by the concerned authority. News Desk