#Karachi Mein Barishon Ke Doran Current Lagney Se Halakaton Ke Waqiaat Per NEPRA Ne K-Electric Ke Khilaf Ba-Zabta Tehqiqat Shuru Kardi Hain.
Islamabad, the 17th August 2019
Subject: Initiation of Formal Investigation against K-Electric
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has initiated a formal investigation against K-Electric for the incidents occurring in Karachi dunning the recent monsoon season.
Karachi has -witnessed -wide-spread monsoon rains that have caused havoc due to flooding and water accumulation. A large number of fatal and non-fatal accidents have occurred due to electrocution and prolonged power outages were experienced in large parts of the city Thes e prima facie facts indicate possible violations of NEPRA-administered la-bus, codes, standards and cither applicable documents by K-Electric.
NEPRA has taken cognisance of these incidents and has ordered a formal investigation under section 27A of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act 1997 against K-Electric to ascertain the underlying facts leading to the fatal and non-fatal accidents and to determine whether any violation or non-compliance of law and applicable documents has been committed by K-Electric, which caused loss of life and suspension of power supply to consumers. Senior NEPRA officers have been appointed as investigating offices in the matter and a timeframe of 15 days has been given for concluding the investigation.