KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has said that if the worst load shedding were not brought to the end, the PPP would give a call for protests, all over country after Ramazan.
Senior PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani said this during a protest outside the main office of the k-Electric against the load shedding in the province.
The ruling political party in Sindh, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had announced to stage a sit-in at the divisional headquarters in front of the offices of K Electric, WAPDA, HESCO and SESCO to protest against the load shedding of electricity. The protesters have demanded that Sindh should be given proper proportion of the electricity it deserves. Several provincial ministers, MPAs, and party workers participated in the protest. While addressing the protest, Rabbani said that after light showers in the city, a breakdown for more than 24 hours shows that the K-Electric authorities were not capable of running the department.
He said that after Ramazan, the PPP would carry protests against the worst load shedding, which would be held in Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, and other parts of country. Rabbani said that the federal government paid the circular debt, stating that the power crises would end soon, but the situation remains the same.
The PPP leader was of the view that privatisation of the state institutions would not be allowed in any case. Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that the K-Electric was busy in doing the worst load shedding. Even at the water pumps, unnecessary load shedding was being done which is causing hurdles in the provision of million of gallons of water to the residents. Memon said that the massive power breakdown on Friday hampered the industrial production in the port city and that the citizens also suffered in the process.
PPP leader Nisar Khurho said that the federal government was repeating its past mistakes by creating an artificial shortfall of electricity in the province. He said that the electricity shortfall was artificial and said that the federal government holds the responsibility for it. He alleged that the ruling PML-N’s government was taking revenge from the people of Sindh for not voting for them. Khurho further alleged that on matters of water and power, Sindh is being treated like an adopted child, which would not be tolerated. Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Larkana, and Jacobabad are facing power cuts of up to eighteen hours against which the citizens staged protests in several areas.