The K-electric on Tuesday announced to extend the duration of load shedding in Karachi due to furnace oil shortage.
In line with its demand, Karachi’s sole power distributor is facing continued challenges on account of inconsistent supply of furnace oil, K-Electric spokesperson in a statement said that
“This current situation was further compounded late Friday night due to an unexpected technical fault at its Bin Qasim Power Station (BQPS)-1,” he added.
The residents of Karachi continue facing long hours of load shedding amid heat and Covid-19 pandemic. A 12-hour announced and unannounced load shedding in the metropolis is cause of much stress for people of Karachi, especially the Covid-19 patients isolated at homes.
The people of the metropolis said that they create an artificial fuel shortage to get funds from the government while the corporation also increases charges in bills.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the electric supply company said that due to relaxation in the coronavirus restrictions and reopening of business, the demand for electricity has surged in the metropolis.
He maintained that due to the lockdown, the supply of furnace oil has also been disturbed due to which the power generation has been affected, resulting in increased electricity load-shedding in Karachi and adjacent areas.
The citizens have demanded the federal and Sindh government to take notice of long hours of load shedding in Karachi.