Karachi suffers 10-12 hour loadshedding as fault persists in Bin Qasim power plant

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KARACHI: Several areas of Karachi continued to face prolonged outages on Saturday as K-Electric’s Bin Qasim power plant could not be restored even after the passage of two days.
K-Electric was earlier at odds with Sui Southern Gas Company for non-provision of gas. But now when the availability is there, K-Electric’s plants have undergone a technical fault.
While naming the power interruption as a result of load management, K-Electric is troubling the Karachiites with a loadshedding of 10-12 hours.
According to the spokesperson, a temporary extension of 1-3 hours has been made in the duration of power outages in the metropolis. In the exempted areas, a 3-hour loadshedding schedule has been issued.
K-Electric authorities have comforted the people saying that the availability of electricity will be back to normal in next two to three days.
On the other hand, the temperature in Karachi shifted to standard state after reaching 41 degrees in the past two days. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued a heatstroke alert in Karachi on Friday.
All civil hospitals declared an emergency while staff will be on duty as their days off were revoked. Karachi witnessed the deadliest heatwave three years ago, the one that Pakistan had seen in over 50 years.
The scorching heat spell begun on June 19 that year and continued for more than five days. It left at least 1200 people dead while 40,000 suffered heatstroke and exhaustion.

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