Karachi: The Supreme Court rejected K-Electric’s report on continuing power outages in Karachi on Thursday.
At the hearing, Pakistan’s Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed stated that half of the city’s power was suspended after the court’s order. K-Electric alleged that Pakistan National Oil Company (PSO) did not Provide fuel for it.
The top judge said that you should have adopted some alternative way to overcome this crisis. Meanwhile, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) representative stated that K-Electric has capacity of storing 20 tonnes of fuel but it doesn’t preserve it.
Subsequently, the court has ordered scrutiny of the company who had purchased K-Electric and adjourned the hearing.
Earlier, SC had directed to register case against K-Electric over deaths in Karachi due to electrocution during Monsoon rain spell.
The CJP had 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.
When the Supreme Judge expressed his anger at the prolonged blackout in the big city, he condemned the relevant authorities and pointed out that people are suffering severely from this problem.
Attorney K-Electric replied that the reason for the load shedding was stealing electricity. CJP further asked why no action has been taken against the perpetrators to stop the power theft.
According to the court’s instructions, K-Electric CEO Moonis Alvi transferred the Sindh High Court (SHC) to protective bail in two cases and was accepted for 7 days with a security deposit of 50,000 rupees.