Ibad directs KESC to devise uninterrupted power supply plan

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan on Thursday instructed the Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC administration to devise a comprehensive plan for uninterrupted power supply during summer.

He expressed these while talking to the newly appointed KESC Chairman Tabish Gohar and Chief Executive Officer Nayyer Hussain at the Governor House. He urged the administration to adopt conservation policy keeping in view gas shortage in the country besides providing maximum relief to the masses.

The governor said bringing an end to power outages in 50 percent areas of the metropolis was a highly commendable act, but it was necessary to overcome load shedding in other parts of Karachi too. He said Karachi is the economic hub of the country and the jobs of millions of people are linked to this mega city.

Ibad further said it was impossible to run industrial units without power supply, so it was the need of the hour to provide uninterrupted power supply to the industries. He asked the administration to use all resources for enhancing the power capacity and take all possible steps to equip the organization with latest technology.

The governor urged the KESC administration to use all resources for the generation of electricity and accelerate work on early completion of KESCKMC project for generating power through effluent. He assured the administration of full assistance from the government in order to provide maximum relief to the masses.

He said objective of the government about privatization of KESC is to provide latest facilities to general public. He hoped that administration would improve their performance and also utilize gas, oil and other recourses for power generation. He directed the administration to expedite work on upgradation of system while replacing old one.