Khawaja Asif says govt not to switch off K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said Monday the federal government would not stop supplying addition power to K-Electric from the national grid until a new agreement is reached with the company.
Addressing a news conference here after a meeting which was chaired by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the minister said that the federal government’s agreement with K-Electric, which supplies electricity to Karachi, ended on Sunday midnight.
Under the K-Electric gets 650 megawatt power from the national grid. Asif said that the government would renegotiate the agreement, adding until then the situation would remain the same as the government would not stop supply of 650MW to the company.
But he said under the new agreement the government would ensure that there should be equitable sharing of power loadshedding by every city in the country.
Asif claimed that the power supply throughout the country would normalize by this evening, adding that the nationwide power blackout over the weekend was primarily due to sabotage activities.