Top official accuses KE of ‘staging drama’

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Power Division Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has reportedly accused Karachi Electric (KE) of “staging drama” of electricity crisis in Karachi to get a favourable decision from Nepra on tariff reconsideration petition at the cost of citizens of Karachi, well-informed sources told Business Recorder.

He made these remarks at a recent meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) held in Governor’s House, Karachi, on issues relating to KE.

Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who is also the chairman of CCoE argued that existing load shedding and prolonged outages of electricity in Karachi city have emerged as a serious issue due to non provision of gas to K-Electric by Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL). Due to this the people of Karachi are suffering a lot.

Published in Business Recorder, 4th May, 2018