KARACHI: Hearing case regarding metropolitan’s power crisis, CJP Saqib Nisar warned KE of taking action if load shedding doesn’t end.
While hearing the case in Supreme Court, CJP Saqib Nisar inquired when will load shedding end in Karachi. The case regarding the power crisis was being heard in Karachi’s Supreme Court registry.
Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked that what steps has KE taken to generate more power for the city? He asked KE to submit a written assurance that no power plants will shut down. An affidavit was asked to be submit within a week by the power company to the Supreme Court.
CJP Nisar then warned that if the power outage does not end after submitting the affidavit, action will be taken. The chief distribution officer of KE told the court that steps were being taken to produce more power.
He said that the company was investing to generate more electricity to end the power problem of the city.
To which judicial assistant Advocate Faisal Siddiqui told the court that the KE representative was lying. He added that no efforts were being taken by the power utility to produce more power.
Siddiqui said that NEPRA had given KE show cause notice but load shedding has not reduced.
The chief distribution officer then told the court demand for electricity is 3,500MW, however; only 2,950MW is being generated.
He told the court that load shedding was being done in three categories throughout the city. Load-shedding is done for three, six or seven-and-a-half hours depending on the area, the KE counsel told the court.
CJP Saqib Nisar lashed out at KE saying that cause of load shedding is not kunda system but your mismanagement. He added that kunda system could not be done without assistance of your workers.