The metropolis is currently facing a shortfall of 600MW-700MW due to the Bin Qasim plant breakdown, leading to unannounced load-shedding in areas that were previously exempted from power outages. Earlier this month, the Sindh High Court issued a contempt of court notice to K-Electric (KE) chief executive officer Tayyab Tareen while hearing a case pertaining to unannounced power outages in the city. The contempt petition, filed by Iqbal Kazmi, stated that unannounced load shedding of 8-12 hours a day has made the lives of citizens miserable. It added that the KE was bound to publish the load shedding timings prior to power outages and several court decisions were present in this regard. Exempted areas are too suffering from three to six hours of power outages ahead of Ramzan.
Source: Pakistan Today May 16, 2018 14:15 UTC