The Sindh High Court, while hearing the petition against load shedding in Karachi areas despite the exemption, hinted at suspending the license of K Electric and remarked that everyone is pointing fingers at K Electric, its license should be suspended.
The apex court heard a petition in Karachi against power outages in areas exempted from load shedding.
During the hearing, the court expressed annoyance with the K electric administration and lawyers and sought a progress report from the K electric administration on August 25.
Hearing the petition, Justice Khadim Hussain remarked that the people of Karachi are in dire straits due to the power outage and unannounced load shedding.
Justice Khadim Hussain remarked that everyone is pointing fingers at K Electric, in such a situation the license of K Electric should be suspended.
During the hearing, the judge asked what action was taken against those who stole electricity. On which the lawyer of K Electric said that the cordons have been removed from many areas of the city and the power lines have also been replaced.
On this, Justice Khadim Hussain Sheikh remarked that the city is now in turmoil, load shedding is going on, how many cases of power theft have been made?
On which the lawyer of K Electric said that there are many areas where our teams cannot go, in some areas people remove the hook lines and put them back on.
Justice Khadim Hussain Sheikh remarked that you were just saying that the hook lines have been removed, does it mean that Electric has recruited useless people?
At the same time, Justice Arshad Hussain Khan asked how a common man can put a hook on big wires.
Justice Khadim Hussain Sheikh remarked that we all know that electricians are only making money and inefficient people have been recruited.
He added in his remarks that if people re-apply the hooks, it means your administration is ineffective.
The court later ordered the removal of wires and unannounced load shedding and on August 25 sought a progress report from K Electric‘s management.