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PPP strongly condemns NEPRA for increase in electricity tariff for Karachi

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Karachi. 2.1.2016: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Karachi Division President Syed Najmi Alam and General Secretary Nadeem Bhutto have condemned the NEPRA for keeping the electricity consumers of Karachi Electric deprived of reduction in electricity tariff at the rate of Rs.3 per unit, which would be for all people across the country except electricity consumers in Karachi. Instead, the NEPRA has approved increase in electricity tariff for the consumers of electricity in Karachi by Rs.1, which is a sheer sign of collective economic suicide being imposed on people of Karachi.

In a statement issued from the PPP Media Cell Sindh, they said that since the day the PMLN formed its government in the centre, the people of Sindh in general and people of Karachi in particular are a direct victim of grudges because the PMLN does not get votes from Sindh but enjoys 70 percent revenue, which Karachi city generates.

They said the PMLN’s federal government always deprived people of Sindh and Karachi from the benefits of lowered utility costs while the federally controlled institutions also do not spare Sindh and Karachi.

They condemned the NEPRA for increasing electricity tariff for the consumers of electricity in Karachi by Rs.1 and for ignoring atrocities that the Karachi Electric has inflicted on its consumers in form of inflated bills and other forms of loot.

They demanded the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to take action against the conglomerate of the NEPRA and the KE and treat the people of Sindh and Karachi as equal citizens and that the centre should now stop treating the people of Sindh and Karachi as step-sons.

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