Supreme Court directed KE to end unannounced load shedding within a week

KARACHI: The Supreme Court directed K-Electric on Thursday to file an affidavit that it would end unannounced loadshedding and implement the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) directives within a week.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar warned that strict action would be taken against officials of the power utility if they failed to show improvement after filing the affidavit.

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A three-judge bench of the SC headed by the chief justice and comprising Justices Sajjad Ali Shah and Munib Akhtar was hearing a set of petitions and suo motu proceedings at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry.

The power utility officials conceded that loadshedding of three to seven hours was being carried out in the areas where it faced line losses.

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