KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed on Wednesday K-Electric (K-E) authorities to appear in person to explain the measures they were adopting to control unannounced power suspension in the city.
A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, directed them to appear in court on May 29 with the comments. The bench was hearing a petition filed by civil society members seeking a judicial inquiry into the deaths of as many 1,000 citizens during the heatwave and prolonged power outages in the city in 2015.
Advocate Faisal Siddiqui, who represented the petitioners, told the judges that a petition seeking corrective measures was filed after dozens of residents of Karachi had died during the heatwave and electricity load-shedding in 2015. However, no corrective measures had been taken by the K-E management, he alleged.