Chan­dio protests to Fed­eral govt, K-Elec­tric

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KARACHI—Ad­vi­sor to Chief Min­is­ter Sindh for In­for­ma­tion and Ar­chives, Maula Bux Chan­dio slammed the fed­eral gov­ern­ment, Wapda and K-Elec­tric (KE) for their bla­tant fail­ures in ful-fill­ing their prom­ise of pro­vid­ing re­duced and un­in­ter­rupted elec­tric­ity to the peo­ple of Sindh dur­ing the holy month of Ra­mazan.

“Upto 16 to 18 hours of elec­tric­ity load shed­ding in ru­ral ar­eas and eight hours in towns of Sindh is be­ing car­ried out by Wapda, while KE is also busy car­ry­ing out load shed­ding in Karachi, par­tic­u­larly in slums. Fur­ther­more, dur­ing the re­cent mon­soon rains, many feed­ers of Wapda and KE tripped, caus-ing enor­mous trou­ble to the peo­ple,” the ad­vi­sor said in a state­ment.

He said that on one hand, the coun­try siz­zles in burn­ing heat, while on other hand, the coun­try’s power short­fall has crossed 6,000MW mark due to lethar­gic pol­icy of fed­eral gov­ern­ment, which is noth­ing but a to­tal fail­ure. “Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, to­tal na­tional de­mand, ex­clud­ing Karachi, peaked at 19,500MW against the gen­er­a­tion of 15,886MW.

Ther­mal sec­tor gen­er­ated some 9,900MW, hy­dle 4,850MW and wind 175MW,” the ad­vi­sor in­formed,” the ad­vi­sor pointed out. Iron­i­cally Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif had still not pro­vided re­quired elec­tric­ity.

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