The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has begun a series of protest sit-ins against the sole power provider in Karachi, K-Electric, over long hours of loadshedding amid extremely hot weather.
Initiating the citywide protests across the metropolis, JI held a sit-in at JoharMor area against the unending issue of loadshedding. The protestors expressed extreme outrage at the alleged nexus of the K-Electric administration, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and the Centre.
JI Karachi President Hafiz NaeemurRehman said that the non-provision of uninterrupted electricity owing to the ineligible administration of K-Electric was also the failure of the Centre.
NaeemurRehman demanded the federal government and NEPRA to stop defending K-Electric and suspend the licence of the power provider in Karachi over the public complaints of loadshedding and overbilling.
The JI Karachi president censured the power providing company over unannounced loadshedding amid hot weather and coronavirus pandemic when many of the patients were quarantined at their homes.
He added that hours-long power outages are also continued in several areas of the metropolis in the daytime as well.
NaeemurRehman announced that the next sit-in of the religio-political party will be held in Orangi Town on June 9.
The protestors have also expressed sorrow over the deadly train accident near Ghotki and demanded a thorough investigation into the incident besides calling for compensation to the deceased and medical treatment of wounded persons on the government expenses.
On Saturday, the Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chapter had announced to launch a protest campaign and demonstrations from Monday across the city against the K-Electric over prolonged outages and unannounced load shedding.