The increased loadshedding came without a prior notice to consumers, who suffered outages of up to eight hours divided into several spells. Power suspension was carried out even at night — after midnight and before dawn. The company has asked Federal Government to help avert power crisis in the country's financial capital.
KCCI Warned KESC
Country's largest chamber, the KCCI has warned KESC that industrialists wont pay the electricity bills if the power cuts extended to Industrial areas of Karachi located at the fringes.
KESC asks NEPRA for adjustment of Rs 54m from Agreeko for service charges for April 2011, whereas Agreeko did not generate a single megawatt after March 2011, while KESC attempted to serve a false picture before the authority with the help of off-beam statements and statistics to acquire the increase in power tariff for the third quarter of fiscal year 2010-11.