KARACHI – The Sindh High Court on Tuesday ordered the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) to ensure uninterrupted power supply to pumping stations of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).
According to the PakistanTribe’s correspondent from country’s largest city, Karachi, the court also ordered KWSB to pay Rs70 million to the KESC out of the total outstanding dues within a week. The order came after a standoff between the two utilities led to severe water supply disruptions across the city.
KESC had introduced load shedding at pumping stations of KWSB after the water utility failed to pay electricity bills owed to the power utility.
Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on other hand has decided to challenge the Sindh High Court (SHC)’s decision in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The largest electric supply corporation in the metropolis commenced consultation with legal experts for challenging the SHC’s decision in favour of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB).
The sources said that KESC increased the load shedding ratio to the water board on being defaulters, however, the SHC directed the KESC for ending load shedding to the water board in its recent decision.
A sources from KWSB revealed that the water board is facing daily 4-hour longed load shedding on pumping stations which increases the menace of water shortage for the locals in Karachi.