“Karachi will have electricity and water, KE gas supply resume today “-PM

Islamabad Politics Report: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi ensured on Monday that supply of gas to K-Electric (KE) will resume from today.

“Karachi will have electricity and water,” he added further.

The decision followed a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy which the premier chaired today to resolve the ongoing power crisis in Karachi.

The premier informed that the power company’s generation issues were also discussed in the meeting.

Addressing the media after the meeting in governor house Karachi, the prime minister said KE and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) have been given 15 days to resolve the issue and restore the supply of electricity to Karachi.

He said further that the supply of gas to KE from SSGC will be ensured, adding that the supply will resume from today.

The meeting, held at Governor House, included Power Minister Awais Leghari, Finance Adviser Miftah Ismail, State Power Minister Abid Sher Ali and representatives of KE, the metropolis’ main power supplier, and SSGC, among other officials. Photo: Twitter/PML-N

The meeting, held at Governor House, included Power Minister Awais Leghari, Finance Adviser Miftah Ismail, State Power Minister Abid Sher Ali and representatives of KE, the metropolis’ main power supplier, and SSGC, among other officials.

Since the last few weeks, Karachi has been facing severe load-shedding after KE said the SSGC has curbed supply and it is thus unable to produce the required amount of power. The gas company claims KE owes it millions in dues and will restore supply once the payments are made.

On Thursday, the officials of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) briefed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat and held KE responsible for the ongoing power cuts in Karachi.

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