Minister blames Centre for power cuts in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh on Monday informed the lawmakers that the provincial government had no role in containing the ongoing loadshedding by K-Electric as the power utility was independently working under the administrative control of the federal government.

Furnishing a statement and giving replies to the lawmakers’ written and oral queries during Question Hour, he said the power utility was privatised by the federal government in 2006 with the core objective to reduce losses and provide relief to the people of Karachi.

The minister said that power generation was affected by the shortage of gas. He quoted the power utility as saying that it was investing $450 million for upgrading the power distribution system…read more

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