KARACHI - Karachi Electric Supply Company has demanded security cover in Lyari's troubled areas for restoration of five tripped feeders and 19 damaged PMTs which have so far been inaccessible to the standby maintenance teams due to law and order situation in that locality. According to spokesman, KESC said 10 per cent of the total 180,000 consumers in Lyari vicinity were still deprived of electricity supply because of miscreants' direct firing on power installations and law enforcement agencies must play their due role to provide immediate relief to the stranded citizens.KESC said that because of the lack of maintenance, the occurrence of feeder tripping and PMTs going out of function due to direct bullet shots were on the increase resulting in outages in the affected areas. Earlier, KESC teams had ventured into the risk zone as deep as they could while protection from law enforcement agencies was missing as their personnel did not reach on the spot despite repeated assurances from authorities.KESC expressed firm resolve to continue power supply to the troubled areas of Lyari. Maintenance teams have so far restored two feeders and eight PMTs in the midst of heavy exchange of gunfire and rocket attacks in the area. However, still five feeders out of 43 total feeders and 19 out of 742 total PMTs in Lyari area needed to be restored for which security cover was needed.On Thursday, upon assurances of Law Enforcement Agencies and relevant authorities for provision of appropriate security cover, KESC maintenance teams were dispatched along with new PMTs and they waited at the decided destination but law enforcement personnel were not available to protect restoration work which could not start. On Friday morning, the Law Enforcing authorities again promised security cover upon which maintenance teams reached there but neither did the law enforcement personnel provide adequate security nor did they allow the teams to enter the affected areas on their own.KESC said that according to the latest position of faults in power distribution network in Lyari area, Mehrab Khan Feeder, Atmaram Pritamdas Feeder, Hari Masjid Feeder and Kumar Waraas Feeder were still tripped affecting power supplies to connected areas. On the other hand, KESC has been exempting Lyari area from load shedding for the past one week from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am as a special arrangement.