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Industries Minister reviews progress on KE’s Bin Qasim power station

KARACHI: Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday met with senior management of K-Electric at the company’s Bin Qasim Power Complex. They reviewed progress on the Bin Qasim Power Station 3 (BQPS-III), mega-project which will add 900MW

K-Electric, DHA inaugurate two elevated substations ahead of monsoon rains

KARACHI: With the monsoon season drawing closer, K-Electric (KE) and the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) jointly inaugurated two newly elevated sub-stations located within DHA’s Phase 4 and 8 localities. The inauguration ceremony for two of the substations was chaired by

K-Electric secures 25,000MT furnace oil to sustain power supply for Karachi

KARACHI: In light of the developing situation on fuel supply to the country, K-Electric has secured the supply of 25000 metric tonnes (MT) of furnace oil to ensure that all available generation capacity is maximized. The shipment is expected to

KE continues drive against illegal connections in Liaquatabad

KARACHI: In a bid to provide safe and reliable electricity to its consumers, K-Electric continued its drive against the menace of illegal connection (kunda) and generators across the city. With the support of Electric Inspector Karachi (EIK) representative Khalid Qaimkhani,

Trade associations refute KCCI’s claims against K-Electric

KARACHI: Several trade associations have issued a clarification after a video was uploaded by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) demanding to end the monopoly by K-Electric. A joint statement has been issued by President Korangi Association of

K-Electric CEO accused of sexual harassment

KARACHI: A sexual harassment petition has been filed against K Electric CEO Moonis Alvi. Former media consultant Mahreen Aziz Khan has filed a petition alleging sexual harassment against CEO K-Electric. Taking action on the request, the ombudsman on sexual harassment

K-Electric tariff goes up by Rs 2

ISLAMABAD: The government has increased the electricity tariff for the consumers of K-electric, a company supplying electricity to Karachi. According to the notification, the tariff of K-electric has been increased from Rs 9.9 paise to Rs 2.89 paise. After the

Ex K-Electric CEO appointed SAPM on Power

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of K-Electric Tabish Gauhar has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) for Power. The Cabinet Division released a notification regarding the appointment of Tabish Gauhar as the Special Assistant

Electricity crisis continues in Karachi as KE shuts down 3 power plants

KARACHI: The power crisis in Karachi continues for the third week and K-Electric has shut down three power plants due to a shortage of gas. There is a gap of 500 MW between the demand and supply of electricity in

Karachi’s power crisis

There is no respite from the prolonged power outages faced by the people of Karachi. The city’s sole power distributor, K-Electric, has increased the number of load shedding hours and the situation has worsened. A public hearing by the power

Businessmen suggest new company during NEPRA hearing against K-Electric

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Monday held a public hearing against K-Electric attended by a large number of businessmen, traders and civil society members. The public hearing witnessed chaos and ruckus as NEPRA chairman Tauseef H.

ECC approves increase in power tariff for K-Electric consumers

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase of up to Rs1.09 per unit in the tariff for K-Electric on account of quarterly adjustments. The ECC meeting chaired by Adviser to the Prime

Power supply remains suspended in several areas of Karachi

KARACHI: The power supply has not been restored in many areas of Karachi after five days of the rain. The power has been suspended in various areas of Lyari since Saturday while several areas of Defence are also without power.

Torrential rains affect mobile services in Karachi

KARACHI: The torrential downpour in Karachi has affected the cellular services in the city. The users of different telecom services providers have been facing outages due to prolonged power breakdown after terrifying rain in the city since yesterday. Following the

SC directs to place K-Electric CEO’s name on ECL

KARACHI: Supreme Court on Tuesday directed to register a case against K-Electric over deaths in Karachi due to electrocution during the recent rainfall. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has also ordered to put the name of K-Electric Chief

NEPRA issues show cause notice to K-Electric over loadshedding

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has issued a show cause notice to K-Electric over excessive loadshedding in Karachi. The investigation committee formed to probe into the matter of excessive load shedding submitted its report to NEPRA blaming

NEPRA to receive investigation report on Karachi power crisis

KARACHI: A four-member committee will present its report to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) related to unscheduled electricity load-shedding in Karachi today. According to details, a four-member committee, which was formed to probe the unscheduled electricity load-shedding in

NEPRA should investigate K-Electric overbilling: Governor Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will write a letter to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to launch an investigation into overbilling by K-Electric. Speaking to a private news channel, the governor said that if proven, without

Karachi’s power crisis

There is no respite from unannounced and prolonged loadshedding in Karachi and citizens seem to be losing patience. This has reached the top corridors of power who have vowed to resolve the matter. Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice

Industry leaders protest provision of gas share to K-Electric

KARACHI: President of SITE Association of Industry Suleman Chawla has protested over the decision of the federal government to provide gas share of general industries to K-Electric and demanded to immediately withdraw this decision. In a statement, he appealed to

Illegal cables being removed from electricity network across city: KE

KARACHI: K-Electric has launched a large-scale operation to remove unauthorized and hazardous cable TV and internet wires illegally encroaching on electricity poles in the metropolis. According to KE sources, KE teams confiscated more than 40,000 kilograms of these cables from

NEPRA increases power tariff for Karachi by Rs4.88 per unit

KARACHI: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday announced to increase the power tariff for Karachi by Rs4.88 per unit. According to an official notification, NEPRA issued a tariff adjustment decision for K-Electric (KE) which allows them to

NEPRA approves hike in power tariff by 78 paisa

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved 78 paisa hike in power tariff under monthly fuel adjustment formula for July. According to sources, the rise in power tariff will put an additional burden of Rs 24.60 billion on

Karachi plunges into darkness because of K-electric during rain: Commissioner Karachi

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Hussain Shallwani said that K-Electric plunged the city into the darkness during rain days. In his statement, Iftikhar Hussain Shallwani said that K-Electric is responsible for electrocution deaths in Karachi. This is criminal negligence and the