For the second time in a week, faults in the 220 Mega Watt (MW) extra high tension power line from Bin Qasim power station left swathes of Karachi without electricity on Sunday.
The K-Electric supply company said that due to 99 per cent humidity in Pipri, the 220MW Piri-ICI power line was tripping repeatedly, disrupting supply to 10 out of 64 grids.
But residents of Karachi weren't buying it with thousands unleashing their wrath on social media.
Some were simply not buying the latest excuse by K-Electric
Some found a 'dark' sense of humour
Mutual hate for @KElectricPk can unite this country.— Shumail (@Shumyl) July 12, 2015
KElectric: Sir, why haven't you paid your bill yet?— Homer (@jawahomer) July 12, 2015
Me: Due to technical fault my feeder tripped. Teams are on it. Inconvenience regretted
Others just begged for mercy and questioned life altogether
Rehem @KElectricpk rehem. Aaj to spare karday tay— jehan_ara (@jehan_ara) July 12, 2015
Whyyyyyyy? #KarachiBlackout— Sanam Jung (@SanamJungPK) July 11, 2015
Let's not forget the conspiracy theorists
There's something fishy with these breakdowns and tariff hikes. #KarachiBlackout— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) July 11, 2015
#KarachiBlackout fix this for once! End the corruption.— Mohammed Taqi Nasser (@mtnasser) July 11, 2015
And while K-Electric's team is extremely social media savvy, the utility company had its hands full on Sunday with thousands of Twitter and Facebook users tagging the company's social media accounts. Somehow, we feel this isn't going to be the last time either.
The tweet limit of @KElectricPk has exceeded. Kindly DM them your queries so that they can respond accordingly. Teams are aware and working.— Arsalan M. Khan (@amk) July 12, 2015
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