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Unscheduled load-shedding irks citizens

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KARACHI: Unscheduled load-shedding being undertaken in the city by the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) has bothered the already deprived citizens. The ongoing power crisis became more severe on Sunday after one unit of KANUPP and Bin Qasim power plant tripped.

Currently Karachi is facing a total shortage of 750 MW electricity and there is only one solution with KESC to manage the shortage i.e. load-shedding. The company is carrying out load-shedding for 10 to 12 hours in the city, sources said. Three out of six units of Bin Qasim power plant are closed due to technical malfunctioning.

Power supply also remains suspended from two units of Korangi Power Plant and from KANUPP. Work is underway to fix the plants and power supply will be restored from these in the next few days, said KESC officials. They, however, said they are unable to give any final time frame in this regard.

Load shedding for so long time in the city like Karachi, the financial capital of the Pakistan, was harmful for the whole country as such a problem in an economic hub would affect millions of the people in other parts as well, said a local businessman.-SANA

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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