Chandio protests to Federal govt, K-Electric
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.