The spokesperson of the K-Electric said that due to ease in the coronavirus lockdown and a spike in the business activities, an increase in the demand for electricity has made the load-shedding inevitable in the capital city of Sindh, Karachi.
According to the statement issued by the K-Electric, in the current situation, an increase in load-shedding can be expected.
The spokesperson of the K-Electric said that the power supply company is not getting the required amount of furnace oil and this shortage is affecting the production of electricity. “This can lead to load-shedding in Karachi and the adjacent areas,” the spokesperson added.
The company further said that as soon as the supply of furnace oil is regulated, the production of electricity will increase as well to meet demands.
On the other hand, the citizens have expressed their anger over the pre-existing situation of power supply, saying that the K-Electric is causing an ‘artificial’ crisis.
The citizens lamented that in Karachi, the supply of electricity is out for several hours regularly.
A resident of the affected areas said that every year in summers, the company create an artificial crisis of fuel to get funds from the government, while the corporation charges double in bills from the public.