The federal government of Pakistan has on Wednesday approved an additional 400 megawatts of electricity to Karachi in a bid to ensure the port city does not suffer long power outages in the coming summers.
According to sources, the decision came following the session held earlier today between the federal power division and Karachi’s sole power distributor K Electric.
The sources confirmed that the session approved 1,200MW to Karachi post April instead of a present supply of 800MW, however the agreement for the development of additional power supply has yet to be penned.
The session also deliberated the financial crises faced by the power and gas distributors, KE and SSGC, noting that these shall be resolved soon.
In the next two years, the huddle said Karachi will receive an extra 1400 MG energy to offset the deficit.