Federation’s attempt to save K-Electric has failed: Imtiaz Shaikh

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KARACHI (City News) – Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh said that federal government’s attempt to save K-Electric has failed.

In a statement, the minister said that the announcement made by Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar of ending unscheduled power outages in Karachi will make no difference.

The authorities should inform about the duration of announced loadshedding in the metropolis, he stated.

The reaction came after Asad Umar had announced to end unscheduled electricity loadshedding in Karachi and revealed that power supply will be gradually increased in the city every year with an 18% increase in coming year.

He added that NEPRA will issue report on unannounced loadshedding in Karachi within 3 to 4 days and government will implement its decision.

The federal minister said that the gas supply to K-Electric is being increased to 290 million cubic feet and supply of furnace oil has also been increased as Bin Qasim Power plant can be operated on the oil.

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