Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday (August 2) issued notices to K-Electric (KE), Nepra, Chief Secretary Sindh and others in response to a petition related to deaths during the recent downpour in the metropolis.
Justice Siddiqui ordered chairman KE to appear in the court to explain as to why electricity distribution network has not been improved. Petitioner Irfan Aziz submitted that around 20 people were killed “due to electrocution” during the rains and said that utility has failed to provide the electricity in a secured way to consumers. He also held Nepra responsible for negligence to discharge its functions as regulator.
earlier, In the light of dozens of incidents of electrocution that took place across Karachi, first FIR was registered against K-Electric Administration on Friday (August 2). The case was filed over death of 30-year-old Saad Ahmed who died on July 29 in Paposh area of Karachi due to electrocution.
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