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Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has directed to register case against K-Electric over deaths in Karachi due to electrocution during Monsoon rain spell and prolonged power outages.
According to details, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has also ordered to place name of K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Monis Alvi on Exit Control List (ECL) and conduct audit of the company.
Expressing resentment over prolonged electricity cuts in the metropolis, the CJP reprimanded the authorities and remarked that people are facing extreme difficulties from this issue.
At which, K-Electric counsel told the court that the reason behind loadshedding is power theft.
The apex court judge further asked why no action has been taken yet against the culprits to stop power theft.
On Monday, Supreme Court (SC) had expressed indignation at prolonged power outages in Karachi and summoned K-Electric chief executive officer in next hearing.
During today's hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has expressed anger over prolonged and unannounced power cuts.
CJP remarked that eight to ten people are dying every day in the city andNational Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is doing nothing to handle the situation.
The apex court judge said case should be lodged against K-Electric CEO.
The hearing was held after residents of Karachi are facing extreme problems due to continuous power loadshedding.
Several feeders of K-Electric have been tripped after heavy monsoon rains lashed Karachi.
People of Karachi have demanded the concerned local administration to take immediate action to overcome the power outages.
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