Government fails yet again to establish writ as union miscreants block movement of Karachi Electric Supply Company’s critical repair material

Karachi: On Tuesday KESC failed in its fifth attempt to get repair material released as law enforcement personnel played the silent spectators’ role as usual. This reflects the government’s inability to enforce its writ and implement Sindh High Court’s orders.

KESC has once again demanded government action against a handful of union miscreants holding the Central Stores of the utility under illegal and subversive siege. KESC believes that the government’s indifferent policy towards the suffering of power consumers of Karachi because of shortage of transformers, cables and other equipment to replace faulty material from distribution network was a cause of encouragement to the defunct union to exercise highhandedness against the power utility as well as the citizens of Karachi.

KESC recalled that the government had already failed to provide due protection and security at all the offices and installations of the utility. KESC understands that in case of further delay in vacating the Central Stores could cause unmanageable issues all across the Metropolis as in the absence of repair and replacement material, it would become next to impossible to restore power supply in those areas where fast increasing number of pending local faults had been causing prolonged outages. KESC believes that the government’s policy to take no action against law breaking miscreants has limited the utility’s ability to continue repair work and all responsibility would lie with the government if there was a complete breakdown of repair work in the city.

For more information, contact:
Adil Murtaza
Assistant Manager, Media and PR
Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11, Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 7163
Cell: +92346 822 3641