While the temperature skyrocketed in Pakistan's Karachi with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (MET) issuing heatwave warning in the wake of Cyclone Vayu, troubles of people increased on Wednesday when the K-Electric (KE), which is the Pakistani electric supply company, could not manage to provide uninterrupted supply of electricity in the city.
Several parts of Karachi suffered power cuts in the unbearable heat which deepened the situation in the city. Left with no other alternative, the citizens of Karachi raised complaints that they tried to reach KE officials through their helpline, but the only response they received was that power supply was affected due to a technical fault, Pakistani media reported.
Pakistanis took to social media and raised complaints about the inconvenience they faced due to the power cuts in the areas:
Amid complaints, K-Electric released a statement saying that the soaring temperatures during peak summer have led to a sharp increase in the demand for electricity.
“KE has made continuous investments in its generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to be able to fulfil its commitment of providing maximum relief to its consumers during peak summer.”
The statement further said that the KE’s on-ground teams have been working round the clock to ensure timely restoration of power supply to these areas.