Top court reproaches K-E for prolonged load-shedding

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) came down hard on K-Electric (K-E) on Saturday on unannounced load-shedding in the city, summoning a detailed report on the situation by May 20.

Hearing a suo motu action at the Karachi Registry on Saturday, a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising justices Faisal Arab and Sajjad Ali Shah, ordered that a comprehensive plan be devised to eradicate load-shedding.

Justice Nisar questioned which authority had allowed load-shedding to be carried out in the city. This is criminal negligence, he said, adding that a case should be registered against the authorities.

Published in The Express Tribune, 13th May, 2018