KE blames SSGC as residents complain of power outages in Gulshan

KARACHI: Residents of Gulshan-i-Iqbal Blocks 6 and 7 complained of extended power outages in their neighbourhoods on Monday. K-Electric (KE), meanwhile, has said that this was part of “loadshedding” on their part due to decreased gas supply from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

Many residents complained that they did not have electricity for 10 hours at a stretch; the power utility, however, said that it was not so.

“They are experiencing loadshedding in one to two-hour cycles,” said a KE spokesperson. “Other areas of the city are also experiencing the same,” he added.

According to KE, they are currently receiving gas supply at approximately 90mmcfd as opposed to 276mmcfd allocated by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).

Published in Dawn, 10th April, 2018