Asad Umar for uninterrupted power supply to Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Monday directed officials at the Power Ministry to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity in Karachi.

The planning minister said this while chairing a meeting of a sub-committee of the federal cabinet on energy affairs on Monday, where the K-Electric officials briefed him regarding recent power outages in the city.

Asad Umar said that responsibilities should be clearly assigned in order to ensure continuous supply of electricity in the port city. “We are constantly in touch with K-Electric officials over electricity supply in the city,” he said.

The meeting reviewed the measures taken to balance the demand and supply of electricity in the business hub of the country.

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The K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) briefed the meeting regarding steps taken by the power company to overcome electricity shortfall.

The K-Electric CEO said that the power company faced electricity shortage that varied from 600 Megawatts (MW) to around 150 MW. 

The Ministry of Power said that it has been extending every possible assistance to the K-Electric.

A committee was also formed under the supervision of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Power Sector Shahzad Qasim to review fuel supply measures to the power company.

Earlier on June 9, Asad Umar had said that Karachi would receive an additional 1400MW electricity by 2023 via the national grid.


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