KARACHI: Prolonged power cuts were reported in several areas of Karachi on Wednesday.
According to Geo NewsNearly a dozen neighborhoods experienced power outages for seven hours.
The worst affected areas include Malir, Gharibabad, Moinabad, Jaffar Tayyar Society, Mehran Goth, Kathur and Liaquat Market, where residents complained of seven-and-a-half hours of load shedding.
In addition, Korangi, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Liaqatabad, FC Area, Orangi Town, Baldia Town, Banaras Town, Kemari, Gadap, Saeedabad, Manzoor Colony and Old City area were without power for three to six hours.
K Electric sources said that while the power demand in Karachi is 1,700 MW (the city) gets 800 MW and 400 MW from the national grid and all other sources respectively.
This leaves a shortfall of 500 MW.
‘Unannounced load shedding’
“There is no unannounced or announced load shedding in Karachi,” a K Electric spokesman said.
The spokesman said, “When there is a power outage, the reason is that the restoration work is going on.” He added: “For any repair work we do, we send a text message to the residents of the area in advance. Send a message. “