Govt summons K-Electric, SSGC as dispute leaves Karachi simmering

ISLAMABAD: The government has convened two separate meetings of the board of directors of the privatised power utility K-Electric and electricity and gas stakeholders to find out a way out of the power crisis currently crippling public life in Karachi.

The Power Division of the Ministry of Energy on Thursday called an urgent meeting on Friday of the stakeholders — chairman of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), secretaries of power and petroleum divisions and chief executive officer of K-Electric and management of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari will preside over the meetings after Nepra recommended the government to enhance gas supply to KE to ease sufferings of the people. Yet the regulator blamed the power utility for failure to utilise its full available capacity on alternative fuel.

Published in Dawn, 20th April, 2018