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#Free_Khi_From_KE: Karachiites in uproar as city suffers from power outages

As the heat intensifies in Karachi, the torment of load shedding has also increased.

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#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.


the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.