Load-Shedding Continues to Haunt Karachi.

 It seems to be so that, load shedding has become an all season brute for the citizens of Karachi the bare with even in this season when the pleasant weather insures the air conditioners around the city be at rest and the heaters too are not even out of their storage boxes, which means that consumption of electricity in the city is at it’s minimum these days.

 We in Gulshan have been experiencing at around four to five episodes of power load shedding, which sums up to at least 6 – 8 hours of power outage for each 24 hours. The worst part is that the timings of this un announced load shedding is totally random, insuring to cause maximum inconvenience  


 According to this news report published in The News on the 24 of December, the KESC spokes person Ayesha Eirabie attributed the load shedding to frequent tripping of lines, cable faults and routine bad management.


The news item also states:

 ” It is learnt that two units of the KESC’s Bin Qasim Power Plant have been closed while those functioning are also not performing up to their maximum output. The KESC spokesperson maintained that Independent Power Producers (IPPs) were not providing the required electricity either owing to their own maintenance and repair requirements.”


I wonder if this routine continues what will be the hours of load shedding once we are over with winters…

2 Comments so far

  1. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on December 25th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    sir jee its not the case only with Karachi, now a days I am here at Rawalpindi. the temperature is 2,3,4,5 degrees Celsius daily and the load shedding is conducted 4-6 hours. while there is no usage of ACs and Fans as it was in Karachi two weeks ago (i was there on Eid), the power outage in not understandable. even the govt managed to supply the full demand in summer but now when oil prices are recorded down most in past few decades, why load shedding is conducted?
    i think govt want to keep ppl trapped in the matters of basic necessities like electricity, flour, sugar, oil, … so that they are not able to focus on govt’s acts of selling and ruining the nation.

  2. hbrehman on December 26th, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

    @duffer i support u 100%

    even when fuel prices were high… the government had no excuse to to load shedding as KESC is never short of cash… they get all their costs covered from the customers who pay bills… as for those who dont pay the bills there total sum of bills not paid is divided and issued in the bills of all the customers in the next month

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