As temperatures rise in the port city, K-Electric (K-E) announced a further cut in power supply to its consumers taking a plea that one of its plants had developed some fault.
The statement regarding increased load-shedding could not have come at a worse time, as the city was hit by a heatwave on Thursday.
According to the K-E statement issued on Thursday, an additional shortfall of 200 megawatts in the system has been caused by a fault that occurred at the Bin Qasim Power Plant.
Due to this additional shortfall, load-shedding in the city is being temporarily increased by two to three hours.
The power utility apologised for the inconvenience and appealed to its consumers to conserve electricity.
The ill-timed statement came shortly after citywide protests against the power utility for prolonged load-shedding.
With temperatures in Karachi rising to 44˚Celsius on Thursday and expected to reach 42˚C today (Friday), increased load-shedding could multiply the sufferings of the people.