JI gives 3-day ultimatum to K-E to stop loadshedding


Jamaat-e-Islami, Karachi, Ameer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has announced to launch protests if loadshedding was not stopped within three days in the city.

Addressing a presser at the JI headquarters on Tuesday, Hafiz Naeem questioned where have all the claims made by Sindh governor Imran Ismail gone?He said that the issue of loadsheddingis getting worse day by day.

“If this issue is not resolved within three days, we will announce protests, the JI chief warned.

Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman said that the PPP, which has been in power for 13 years, is not ready to speak on this issue.He further said that no relief was being given to the citizens by the government, adding that after 16 years of privatization of K-E, only 11 per cent increase is recorded in power generation.

Hafiz Naeemsaid that NEPRA shows leniency towards K-Electric. The power distribution company was privatized to end loadshedding.

He said that now the number of electricity users has reached 2.9 million while in 2005 the number of users was 1.8 million.

He said that the government now gives a subsidy of Rs95 billion to a private company. No one knows the actual owners of K-Electric.  Do the anti-Pakistan elements run this firm?

The JI ameersaid that citizens are suffering from loadshedding and the federal government is responsible for it.

He further said that Pakistan People’s Party, which has been in power for 13 years, is silent on this issue.

He also said that where have the claims of Sindh governor of ending load shedding gone?


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