The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has failed to improve the power situation in the metropolis since its privatisation. To meet the immediate need of power for Karachi the company should install "barge mounted power plants", which can be secured and inducted in the grid system without any serious difficulty.

The Sixth Engineering Asia and Third Power and Alternative Energy Asia exhibitions simultaneously with Third International Conference on Alternative Energy and Power will be held from March 28-30 at Expo Center Karachi.

Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) Wednesday signed an agreement with ABB, a Japanese firm to help the consumers for electricity conservancy to minimise the ever-increasing power demand in the metropolis.

A dirty brown haze sometimes more than a mile thick is darkening skies not only over vast areas of Asia, but also in the Middle East, southern Africa and the Amazon Basin, changing weather patterns around the world and threatening health and food supplies, the UN reported Thursday.

As the mercury shot up to 34 degrees Celsius with 66 per cent humidity on Monday, the city experienced more than eight hours of staggered load-shedding as the privatized Karachi Electricity Supply Company faced a shortfall of 500 megawatts in meeting the demand. The power outage was caused by problems faced by the utility's Bin Qasim plant's Unit 6, but the utility's management was not prepared to admit this.

The Chinese centre One Telecom International Holding Limited has offered to install very low consuming and zero power search LED solar lights at different places in Karachi, especially parks under Pak-China joint venture. A delegation of the company, led by its Deputy General Manager Yu Ping, called on acting City Nazim Nasrin Jalil at her office here on Saturday. The delegation informed acting City Nazim: "The LED solar lights not only consumes very low energy, but also flashes provide sharp lighting and has a life span of 20 years."

Environmental pollution and consumption of polluted water are at the root of ever-shrinking life expectancy in countries like Pakistan where pollution fails to make to the top of the government's priority list, say speakers at a seminar on "Urban and Rural Environmental Issues'. The seminar organised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Sindhi Language Authority to mark the Earth Day on Monday urged the agency to act on all environmental issues of the province.

Several parts of the city continued to experience an acute shortage of water on Monday because of faulty water distribution system and frequent power failures, which have been badly affecting pumping

Recently undertaken research has revealed that Karachi's water tanker mafia, which generates an estimated Rs49.6 billion annually, siphons off over 272mgd

The then advisor to Prime Minister on Power Yasin Malik has said that solar energy is the best solution to the ongoing power crisis in the country.