No Respite in Load Shedding: PPP MPAs demand for stern accountability of KE
Karachi. 14.4.2016: The Karachi Electric has failed to manage the gap between supply and demand for electricity despite there is gradual increase in temperature in the city of Karachi, which is likely soar to its apex in mid of April and start of May. The KE has also failed to procure the furnace oil as per demand despite historical decline in oil prices in international market and has kept the furnace oil-based electricity production units since past many years. The federal government should take notice and order the KE management to avoid shedding load during high temperature and enhance the capacity for production of electricity.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPAs Sajid Jokhio, Shamim Mumtaz and Shaheena Sher Ali said this in a statement issued from PPP Media Cell Sindh, Thursday.
They said it is a sad tragedy of the country that no national institution is willing to take action against the KE on its wrongdoings. The national institutions are highly active on eliminating the terrorist gangs that killed the innocent people. However, no action has so far been taken against the KE despite the fact that the KE has also been proven as guilty of above 1200 deaths from suffocation during heat wave during past summer and the NEPRA also imposed a penalty of Rs.10 million on KE.
It is apparent that no institution would take any action against the KE no matter how much of the havoc the KE would wreak on the innocent citizens especially the consumers of electricity in future because this company is owned by investors from a Gulf country. No institution dares to initiate action against the KE, which also does not abide any of the law of Pakistan.
They said the KE has established a state within the state and the consumers that are in millions are a real portrayal of utter despondency and helplessness.
They demanded the federal government should start stern accountability of the KE, take its control and appoint an administrator and place the names of all in KE management in Exit Control List.