Karachi: KE through its press statement strongly rebutted the baseless claims being circulated by media reports regarding outages and ‘unannounced loadshed’ in areas of Karachi. KE expressed its disappointment on the way that vicious rumors were being equated with truth, clarifying that there is no such thing as ‘unannounced’ load shed in any part of the city.
Spokesman KE said, “Areas which have losses due to theft of electricity are more vulnerable to faults due to overloading of PMTs. Barring the blip in the last 8 days, KE’s system is fully functional and statements otherwise are completely unfounded.”
Statement added that KE expressed strong concern over the way it was being framed as the sole culprit for the unfortunate deaths during Karachi’s heatwave, stating that court cases would be fought and handled by KE’s legal team. It also dismissed rumors regarding KE senior management’s affiliation with political parties, stating that it was an equal opportunity company with no discrimination, especially on political bases.
Press statement added that it was surprising how some ministers ignored these facts and shortcomings within their own jurisdictions before pointing fingers at the company’s performance. KE’s performance has been lauded by the State Bank of Pakistan and international institutions. In its 2015 report, NEPRA has rated it the second best power utility in the country. Every transaction is audited by KPMG, one of the Big 3 companies.