| GEO Business|
| Karachi to get 234-megawatt electricity from Nov|
| Updated at: 1636 PST, Thursday, April 23, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The government signed on Thursday an agreement with a Turkish company to hire a 234-megawatt power plant to address the electricity crisis in Karachi.
The agreement signing ceremony took place at Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) between the Turkish company and the government of Pakistan. The Managing Director of PPIB, Fayyaz Elahi said the Turkish power plant would start providing electricity to the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) by November 2009.
Elahi said that under an agreement, the PEPCO would be bound to purchase electricity from the power plant for a period of five year.