KARACHI: The K-Electric (KE) restored power supply to Gadap Town on Monday after four days on the instruction of Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh.
Presiding over a meeting with the KE Chief Executive Officer Moonis Alvi, he said that the complaints of unannounced and prolonged load shedding and overbilling were common in Gadap, Lyari, and other parts of the city.
He directed the power utility chief to find an immediate solution to the problems of loadshedding and overbilling. “It is our duty to respect Ramazan and at least give some relief to people during the holy month,” he added.
The KE chief said that there were arrears of over Rs250 million in Gadap town.
Giving details of three feeders in Gadap town, he said that there was 54 per cent theft and line losses on the Danish Farm feeder, 75pc theft and 85pc line losses on the Dir feeder, and 55pc theft and 82pc line losses on the Agha Shaheed feeder.
Provincial Minister Sajid Jokhio, who also attended the meeting, said that if a customer went to K-Electric with a complaint, it was not only difficult but impossible to meet the relevant staff of the power utility. He said that there was no customer care centre for the power utility in Gadap, and people had to go far away to lodge their complaints.
Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2023