Supreme Court orders NEPRA to conduct complete audit of K-Electric

The News/12-08-2020

KARACHI: The Supreme Court ordered the KE to end power load shedding in the city, observing that load shedding of a single minute will not be tolerated and the power utility will have to face the consequences. The court directed the chief executive officer of power utility to submit a timeline as to what efforts are to be made for ensuring zero load shedding in future. Hearing a petition against unannounced load shedding in the city, the SC’s three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, took a serious exception to the performance of KE and its failure to provide uninterrupted power supply to citizens of the city. The court observed that the entire city has plunged into darkness due to the poor performance of KE and directed that cases be registered against top management of the KE under murder and homicide charges for death of citizens under electrocution and their names be placed in the Exit Control List.