#Free_Khi_From_KE is among the top trend on Twitter on Friday as Karachiites are in an uproar over the city’s power outages on the hottest and humid days.
Free Karachi from K-Electric is trending on social media after the metropolis is hit with unannounced load shedding despite the hottest and humid weather conditions in the month of May.
Several parts of Karachi were left without power for several hours on Thursday night and Friday while the humid weather along with scorching heat coupled with load shedding, making citizens’ lives miserable.
Power supply remained suspended for several hours in various localities of Karachi including Federal B Area, Liaquatabad, New Karachi, Super Highway, PIB Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, Landhi, and Shah Faisal Colony.
On the other hand, K-Electric has released an official statement after unannounced and prolonged load shedding of electricity in Karachi.
As per the KE officials, the increase in the intensity of heat has increased the demand due to which the tripping of electricity is continuing.
Regarding the overnight load shedding, K Electric officials said that there was a power outage in some areas on Thursday night, out of which most of the power has been restored so far.
Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) staged a demonstration in Lyari against prolonged power outages.
Many citizens took to social media to register their protest against Karachi Electric (KE), the sole power utility company in the city.
کراچی کی آبادی 3 کروڑ سے زائد ہے۔ ان میں سے اگر دو لاکھ لوگ بھی صرف دو دن کا دھرنا شاہراہ فیصل کو مکمل جام کرکے دے دیں تو کے الیکٹرک اور اس کو پالنے والے مجبور ہوجائیں گے مطالبات ماننے کے لیے۔— Subhan Ahmed Najmi (@NajmiFactor) May 28, 2021
نکلو گے تو مسئلہ حل ہوگا۔#Free_Khi_From_KE
Need of the hour – #Free_Khi_From_KE— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) May 28, 2021
Residents of Khi continued facing long hours of load shedding as the KE failed to restore electricity from the power plant. One of the units of the Bin Qasim plant is still out of order as the gas insulating system is still out of order.— Engr. Syed Haris Ahmed 🇵🇰 🇵🇸 (@syedharisahmed4) May 28, 2021
Load shedding is not acceptable in these tough weather conditions. #Free_Khi_From_KE— Muhammad Ateeb (@MuhammadAteeb95) May 28, 2021
Can Someone Tell Us Where Are Elected Members of PTI from khi..— Ammara Mubashir 🇵🇰🇯🇴 (@AmmaraMubashir3) May 28, 2021
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And they All are sleeping sound…why they don't raise voices against KE criminal behaviour…#Free_Khi_From_KE pic.twitter.com/c6Hrk7yZDr