KARACHI: Multiple areas and localities of the metropolis were thrown into the dark on the first day of Ramazan as Muslims woke up to have their pre-dawn meal (sehri), Geo News reported.
As Karachiites welcomed the holy month, they were awarded with an unwelcome guest: load-shedding.
Many families were forced to eat their sehri meals in utter darkness or in candlelight. Power outages were reported in numerous areas, including smaller localities of Korangi and Landhi, as well as Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Garden, Liaquatabad, North Karachi, Surjani Town, and F.B. Area.
K-Electric, the sole power supplier for the country’s biggest industrial hub, denied the load-shedding reports, saying it was, instead, implementing load management strategy.
KE said work on one of the electrical units may have led to the implementation of load management strategy in a few areas.
A spokesperson for the electrical supply company said people should refrain from terming “local faults as load-shedding”.