Jamat-i-Islami, keen on re-emphasising its importance in Karachi, invested new idea to voice its protest against K-Electric.
The Jamat, eyes on next elections to occupy as many seats of national and provincial assemblies from Karachi, where in1970 it did have a hold, though barely partially, staged a protest demonstration in front of the K-E, the brand name by which the utility service is now recognized.
The Jamat local chief, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman explained that they wanted to show that K-E was being fattened by the administration for nothing. Its services were pathetic, and its overbilling and overcharging the consumers, had crossed all limits.
The protest demonstration continued for considerable length of time and speakers demanded immediate redressal of public grievances, including lowering of electricity rates, which are highest in the country.