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Bring Another Power Company To Ease Karachi’s Woes, PTI Urges Centre

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The lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday urged the federal government to bring a competitor to the already existent K-Electric for electricity distribution, thus resolving the woes of dwellers in Karachi.

The party has also staged a protest sit-in outside K-Electric’s head-office on a daily basis in a bid to pressurise it to resolve the issues being faced by the people of the city, according to news reports.

Highlighting that the city has been facing the issues for long now, Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi demanded parity in the power tariffs across the country. He added the people of Karachi want affordable electricity.

He rejected the K-Electric’s stance over unabated power outages in many areas of the metropolis, saying it had not ended load-shedding despite giving Singh governor assurance to do so within 48 hours.

Naqvi noted that the power company’s generation capacity is only 600 megawatts, while it also had not maintained its power plants.

Reiterating that the citizens have had enough of the practice, he said it is time to bring another power distribution company to the city.

The power crisis comes at a time when the city has received its first spell of monsoon rains on Monday, raising the fear of prolongation in the outages and system breakdowns.

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