Monday, May 25, 2009

Govt should nationalise KESC’

KARACHI: MQM’s Rabita Committee has urged the government to review the privatisation of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) and nationalise the utility immediately.

In a statement, the committee criticised the KESC for the prolonged power outages in Karachi and demanded that the government take concrete steps to relieve the citizens. “Unannounced load shedding by the KESC authorities has disturbed the citizens’ routine life. Industrial and commercial activities in the city have also been badly affected due to the 10-12 hours of non-supply of electricity,” the statement read. staff report