KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed displeasure over power cuts in the port city and summoned the K-Electric chief executive officer to explain his position.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who led the trial cases in the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry, called the city’s sole power distributor to work on long load shedding and deaths. He commented that eight to ten people die every day from electrocution, but the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is doing nothing. He said a case should be registered against those responsible for the electric shocks and their names should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL).
On July 29, Nepra took “serious notice” of power outages during the recent rains in Karachi and invited citizens to report such incidents to the regulatory body.
A spokesman for NEPRA said in a statement that the regulatory body had created a special email address to solicit evidence from the general public and the families of the victims to find out the real reasons behind these incidents and address the responsibility.