NEPRA slaps Rs.50 mn fine on KE for lacking safety standards

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has slapped a fine of Rs50 million on Karachi Electric Limited (KEL) for failing to maintain safety standards which led to 19 deaths in Karachi. NEPRA found that the deaths had occurred because of electrocution “due to lack of earthing of LT/HT poles and leakage of current from the distribution facilities of KEL.

The regulatory authority had also considered KEL’s offer to pay compensation money to the families of the victims “in good faith” and had directed that the details of the compensation be shared with Nepra at the earliest.

Source: Dawn