KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed to register murder cases against K-Electric (KE) for the deaths during the monsoon rains in Karachi due to electrocution.
Furthermore, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed also ordered that the name of K-Electric (KE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Monis Alvi should be place on the Exit Control Control List (ECL).
The Supreme Court warned the power distribution company of severe consequences over the poor performance including the deaths that have resulted due to the negligence of the company.
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The Chief Justice criticized the company for not fulfilling its duties and causing inconvenience for people through unscheduled power outages mentioning about Monday night when there was no power in the Shahra-e-Faisal area and residents were forced to come out of their homes in this hot weather.
The representative in court for K-Electric (KE) responded that the the power outages and unscheduled loadshedding was due to power theft although the Chief Justice did not take any of it and said asked why no action has been taken in this regard.
The Supreme Court also ordered a detailed audit of the company and asked NEPRA to take notice of any power outages even for a minute. The CJP Gulzar Ahmed said that the power company should be prepared of every kind of accountability by the authorities.