Load Shedding in Karachi and President Zardari


At last after a long time public of Karachi got a relief rather shock that they could spend 24 hours without load shedding. I was wondering that the officials forget to cut the power accidentally unless I heard the news of President Zardari and Water and Power Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had a meeting with KESC officials and warned them to increase the generation capacity. President Zardari ought to often visit Karachi to give all of us a blessed Electricity day. As soon as the President leaves Karachi Load shedding started again and this time for such a long time that public had to come out on streets for protest. They blocked Shahra-e-Faisal last night for about 4 hours.

In response it is announced today that the KESC will increase generation capacity by 220MW in June, and a further 80MW in September this year. KESC CEO Naveed Ismail also claimed that the utility’s ‘dependable capacity’ had increased by 131MW, and that a 50MW rental power project had been commissioned in March 2009.

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