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Ok-Electrical denies load-shedding as over 20 Karachi neighbourhoods face 6-hour energy cuts

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  • “No unannounced or unannounced load shedding in Karachi,” a Ok-Electrical spokesperson says
  • Over seven hours of load-shedding reported in additional than six areas of Karachi; over three hours in 13 different neighbourhoods
  • Sources on the Ok-Electrical say shortfall of 500MW in opposition to Karachi’s energy demand of 1,700MW being met by load-shedding

KARACHI: The metropolis’ sole energy supplying firm, Ok-Electrical, on Thursday denied load-shedding occurring wherever regardless of near a dozen neighbourhoods going through energy outages for greater than six hours.

“There is no unannounced or unannounced load shedding in Karachi,” a spokesperson for the Ok-Electrical mentioned in an announcement.

Learn extra: Huge energy outage in Pakistan as a number of cities plunge into darkness

“Electricity is only turned off for maintenance work, the spokesperson added, noting that “textual content messages had been despatched to registered customers earlier than the repairs.”

Load-shedding reports from Karachi indicated that there was no electricity for more than seven hours in various areas, including Malir, Gharibabad, Moinabad, Jaffar-e-Tayyar Society, Mehran Goth, Kathore, and Liaquat Market.

Read more: Energy Minister Omar Ayub orders K-Electric to restore power in Karachi

Moreover, Korangi, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Liaquatabad, F.C. Area, Orangi Town, Baldia Town, Banaras Town, Keamari, Gadap, Saeedabad, Manzoor Colony, and Old City Area had no power for three to six hours.

As Karachi’s infamous load-shedding continues, sources at the K-Electric mentioned that while the demand for electricity was 1,700 megawatts (MW), Pakistan’s financial capital was obtaining 800MW and 400MW power from the national grid and all other sources, respectively.

Related: Karachi load-shedding goes beyond 12 hours as K-Electric, SSGC spar over gas supply

The shortfall of 500MW was being met by load-shedding, the Ok-Electrical sources added.

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