Huge Power Breakdown in Different Areas of Karachi

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Power supply to several areas of the city remained suspended last night due to the fault in Karachi Electric Supply Company’s (KESC) extra high tension line. The areas that suffered from the problem included Clifton, Defence, I.I. Chundrigar Road, PIDC, Sultanabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Bolton Market, Lyari, Agra Taj, Baldia Town, Korangi, Malir, Airport, Shah Faisal Colony, Liaqatabad, Qayoomabad, Baloch Colony, Shara-e-Faisal, Drigh Road and other. KESC Spokesman Osama Qureshi said that 15% of the city suffered as 18 grid stations tripped last night.

Black Out in Karachi Occurred due to High Humidity says KESC

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The massive power breakdown that plunged southern parts of the city into darkness late on Saturday and into Sunday morning was caused by the high level of humidity in areas where transmission lines are located, clarified the Karachi Electric Supply Company on Sunday. KESC said in a statement that the breakdown occurred soon after Iftar on Saturday, as two 220 kilovolt high tension lines tripped, which ultimately led to a domino effect that hit many grid stations. The Jamshoro transmission line also tripped, leading to the suspension of 650 megawatts of electricity from the National Transmission and Dispatch Company, exacerbating the situation. Some areas received power within three hours, only to lose it to another…

13-Year-Old Boy Electrocuted in Karachi


A 13-year-old boy was electrocuted in SITE area of the city on Saturday. According to sources, Idrees was playing cricket outside his home situated in Frontier Colony, SITE and while chasing a ball his feet entangled with electric wires. He died on the spot. The residents of the area blamed the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) for the incident and they demanded immediate repair of broken wires.

Power outages continue during Sehr and Iftar


Power outages continue during Sehr and Iftar in the metropolis even after the claims made by the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC). The areas where the people suffered from load sheddinh in Sehr and Iftar times include Lyari, Orangi, Baldia Town, New Karachi, North Karachi, Gulshan, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Landhi, Lines Area, Paposh Nagar, Malir, Shah Faisal, Abu al Ifphani Road, Liaqatabad, Korangi and Pak Colony. Before start of the Ramazan, the Sindh government had directed KESC to ensure continued supply of electricity during Sehr and Iftar in the city.

3 People among KESC Officer Shoot Dead in Karachi

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At least three people, including a Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) officer, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in different areas of the city on Tuesday. According to details, deputy manager of the KESC Ali Imran Jafferi was killed as the gunmen started firing on his car in North Nazimabad area. Police reached at the scene soon after his killing and started investigation. Jafferi’s body was sent to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for post mortem. On the other hand, a shopkeeper was gunned down at Jahangir Road while another was killed in Surjani Town.

Fire in 2 Factories Caused Losses of Million


Short circuits in two factories caused major fires, causing losses of million of rupees on Thursday. According to the Central Fire Station, the first fire broke out at 12:30am in an operational juice factory and within minutes engulfed other parts of the factory, reducing goods worth millions of rupees to ashes. The factory is situated in Eshanabad Industrial Area in the Gulshan-e-Maymar police jurisdiction. At least 12 fire engines of the KMC managed to extinguish the blaze in nine hours. Dense black fumes could be seen from far-flung areas of the city. The second fire broke out at 1:14am in a operational towel local factory situated in Sohrab Goth police limits and within minutes spread…

Inter Exams Started from Today in Karachi

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The first phase of the intermediate exams under the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) kicked off on Monday as students moaned and groaned of load shedding at around 40% of the 87 examination centres across the city. Altogether, around 43,000 students sat the Islamiat exam on the first day. It emerged that the biggest problem was not cheating but load shedding as the Karachi Electric Supply Company cut off power to three government colleges and offices of the Sindh education department because of unpaid bills. The colleges are Government College for Men in Nazimabad, Government Islamia Arts and Commerce College at MA Jinnah Road and Government College for Women at Shahra-e-Liaquat. All in all,…

KESC office Came Under Fire in Nazimabad

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The retraction of the uninterrupted power supply by the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to residents in Nazimabad, who were benefiting from their proximity to the Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, has cost its contractors 10 million to 15 million rupees. The conflict started about a month back when KESC began to “rationalise” their distribution, as termed by the KESC spokesperson, Ameenur Rahman, which meant that its strategic entities would be separated to provide an uninterrupted supply only to the hospital. As the KESC brought new transformers to install in the area, Rahman said that a group of men opened fire on the KESC team and destroyed two brand new transformers. In response, the KESC refused to…

Karachi Circular Railway will start in 2017


The Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project is expected to kick off around June-July in 2013 and while it is hoped that the task would be completed by May-June 2017, such mega projects take time as several factors need thorough study and investigation, stated Managing Director Karachi Urban Transport Corporation (KUTC) Aijaz Hussain Khilji. He said the rehabilitation of the affected people was his department’s utmost priority, adding that all civic facilities would be provided so that their standard of life could be raised. He also assured that there were no big hurdles in the path of the Karachi Circular Railway project. Khilji said that a topographic survey was also performed on all concerned locations, while…

Protest against loadshedding at Lasbela

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Residents of Lasbela area of the city rallied in violent protest demonstration this morning, causing severe traffic jams and leaving the office-bound commuters stranded for hours. The riot police partially restored the traffic at Lasbela Chowk with aerial firing after over an hour of worst traffic-jam. The demonstrators hurled stones at the vehicles. Several people were injured while they burst into a stampede as a result of aerial firing by police in a bid to disperse the demonstrators protesting against the crises of power and water in Lasbela area of the city. It should be mentioned here that the residents of Lasbela and adjoining areas gathered on the main artery of the city to protest…