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SC directs to register case against K-Electric

SC directs to register case against K-Electric

KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has directed to register case against K-Electric over deaths in Karachi due to electrocution during Monsoon rain spell.

According to details, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has also ordered to put name of K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Monis Alvi on Exit Control List (ECL) and conduct audit of the company.

While expressing anger over prolonged electricity outages in the metropolis, the top judge reprimanded the concerned authorities and remarked that people are severely suffering from this issue.

K-Electric counsel responded and told that reason behind loadshedding is power theft. The CJP further asked why no action has been taken yet against the culprits to stop power theft.

Menawhile, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman has assured to launched investigation against K-Electric as per court directives over whihc, the CJP has directed him to also conduct audit of his own department.

Earlier, the apex top had remarked that eight to ten people are dying every day in Karachi due to electrocution and NEPRA is doing nothing.

The hearing was conducted after people living in Karachi are facing immense difficulties due to continuous electricity loadshedding and electrocution-related incidents.

Several feeders of K-Electric were tripped following torrential monsoon rains in parts of Karachi.

The enraged locals have demanded the local administration to take action to overcome the power outages.