A clear and coherent power policy needs to be formulated in full public view so that a sustainable long-term solution is initiated. This was said by the Workers Party Pakistan (WPP) in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
The party slammed the government and its planners in the wake of unprecedented loadshedding across the country. It placed responsibility for the ongoing protests and riots rests entirely upon the government.
WPP President Abid Hasan Minto and information secretary Aasim Sajjad said that the government continues to claim that its policy failures are legacies of the dictatorship, but in the almost five years since being elected, the govt has made no meaningful attempt to address the shortfall in electricity generation or circular debt.
The WPP leaders said that when a sitting government exhibits such a lack of initiative it is clear that it must be held to account to uphold democratic principles.
The WPP said the Pakistan Peoples Party continues to raise slogans of “roti, kapra aur makan” but is unwilling to challenge the diktats of the international financial institutions.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2012.
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