Reported by: Ch. Mudassar Iqbal

The Investigation Committee of NEPRA constituted under Section 27A of NEPRA Act 1997 has submitted its investigation report to the Authority regarding loss of human lives due to electric shocks and suspension of power supply for prolonged duration during heavy rains in Karachi on 29th to 31 July  and 10th to 12th August 2019. According to the investigation Committee report, KE has been held responsible for 19 out of 35 electrocution cases and breakdown of power supply for longer duration. The NEPRA Authority has decided to initiate legal proceedings against K-Electric under relevant provisions of NEPRA Act 1997. In this regard, show cause notice has been issued to K-Electric for the above charges.