KARACHI - The K-Electric has made the ongoing summer season more merciless by continuing power outages from three to nine hours in the metropolis.

The government has failed to bring an end to loadshedding in the country, while all the political democratic governments have made tall claims for the generation of power to curb down the loadshedding.

A majority of residents in the city has been suffering from electricity loadshedding. The affected areas include Nazimabad, Korangi, Liaquatabad, Lyari, Saddar, Khardar, Landhi, Qaidabad, PCSH Society, Jamsheed Road, Jahangir Road and several other areas of the city.

According to complaints from Gulistan-e-Johar Block-16, there was no loadshedding in the area but for the last month K-Electric observed unannounced loadshedding for hours in midnight. “Loadshedding is affecting on our lives badly,” said Ali, a resident of the area.

According to K-Electric, overloading in hook-infested areas was a major reason for faults and tripping of electricity. The officials of the K-Electric said that the generation of power was quite low against demand, adding that various government departments were K-Electric’s defaulters with dues more than a billion rupees.

The officials of K-Electric, in association with FIA, raided various parts of the city to nab electricity theft and KE vowed to continue the anti-theft drive. But the FIA did not raid any government department so far.

The citizens in various parts of the city staged protests against prolonged power outages and K-Electric on Saturday.

Violent protesters gathered on the roads, including Lasbella interchange, Korangi Crossing, Babar Market, Landhi and Shah Faisal Colony.

  They pelted stones at several vehicles, burnt tyres and blocked the roads. Voicing slogans against the power outages, they demanded from the government to solve the issue immediately.