KARACHI - Karachi Electric Supply Company has rejected the KW&SB’s allegation for Loadshedding on its installations, however Karachi Water and Sewerage Board disconnected water supply to Pakistan Steel Mills over non-payment of dues, here on Monday.

According to a press statement, KESC denied the baseless claims made yet again by the power utility’s biggest defaulter, the KWSB. KESC said that there was no fault from KESC’s end that led to a power outage at the pumping stations, except for the main cable fault that occurred at the KDA filter plant on the 28th of December. The Filter Plant was immediately back-fed which means that there was no outage there.

KESC made it clear that the other 3 plants that the KWSB claims without power, had nothing to do with KESC, but the fault occurred at the consumer end due to the obsolete cables and wires that KESC time and again has asked the water board to change.

Giving the details, the press statement added that these internal faults occurred on the 29th of December, and it took less than an hour to rectify the issue, but the KWSB portrayed it otherwise. Such baseless claims made by the MD Water Board are unjustified as it is almost impossible to have such a severe water shortage as claimed by the KWSB if there is an internal fault of less than one hour at the pumping stations.

Spokesman KESC added that not only is the KWSB our biggest defaulter, but putting KWSB’s own incompetence on KESC is uncalled for. Spokesman made it clear that there was no outage whatsoever on the 29th of December at any KWSB pumping station as claimed by the water board.

Meanwhile, Revenue Department of KW&SB has disconnected the water supply to Pakistan Still Mills due to non payment of Rs160 million dues. It is worth to mention here that the revenue department keeps on a campaign for recovery of billion of rupees due in this connection KW&SB also issued final notices to various private and government consumers.