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Karachi Electric Supply Company condemns attack at SITE Power Plant, demands government action to enforce law

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Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company has demanded the government to enforce law and exercise its executive authority to get the utility’s offices and installations vacated from the illegal besieging of union miscreants. The KESC strongly condemned Tuesday’s attack at SITE Power Plant and disruption of power generation from this power house to the industrial units.

A mob of union miscreants attacked the SIE Power Plant and forced technical staff to leave the plant, resulting in disruption of plant operation and supply to SITE Industrial area. The KESC has said this is a direct attack at the industrial production of the City and the government needs to stop it through law enforcement.

The union miscreants also stole conductor wire on Tuesday between Location Nos. 8 and 9 in the 132 kV Pipri-KEPZ Circuit causing a tripping. Security at the circuit has been beefed up and repair work completed in a short time. The conductor wire of 132kV Gharo-Dhabeji Transmission Line was also stolen the same day causing a tripping of the circuit from both sides.

The union miscreants continue to besiege the KESC’s head offices, main offices at State Life Building and other important business and maintenance centres across the City as the administration is still following its policy of silence and non action. A Fire Staff employee was beaten up and stopped from entering the head offices. The union miscreants attacked him with sticks close to the police mobile standing there. All gates and the boundary wall are still covered by the agitating union members and their motorcyclists taking rounds in the area to chase away any KESC employee wanting to enter the offices.

Tuesday morning, Tahir Abrar, Deputy Executive Engineer was also attacked and beaten up at the gate of head offices. The Training Centre building was besieged by union miscreants for the whole day who damaged the vehicles parked outside and also beat up a few employees. The union miscreants hijacked maintenance vehicle No. JY-3126 from Bilawal Shah Goth in Sachal police station area in Gulistan-e-Johar. The KESC has demanded immediate recovery of the vehicle.

The KESC understands that the government needs to get all the offices of the utility vacated from the illegal besieging of the union miscreants and provide safe environment to the KESC employees so that the operations could be normalized before monsoon rains start, otherwise the City might face great rain-related hazards and even blackout. This was high time that the government acted to enforce law.

For more information, contact:
Adil Murtaza
Assistant Manager, Media and PR
Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 7163
Cell: +92346 822 3641


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