PTI rubbishes govt's 'zero loadshedding' claim

Minister for Power Awais Leghari on Sunday claimed government was producing surplus electricity

Danish Hussain December 04, 2017
PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has refuted the federal government’s claim that more than 5,000 feeders in the country do not trip, saying that some 42% of them do.

A couple of days ago, Federal Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmad Leghari had announced that 5,297 feeders were made not to trip in the first phase of loadshedding-free Pakistan.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday termed the minister’s statement “eyewash ahead of the general elections”.

Chaudhry said, “The federal government cannot claim ending loadshedding by merely extracting a few urban centres out of the electricity crisis zone.”

Govt producing surplus electricity: Leghari

“Rural areas across the country continue to face hours-long blackouts while the government absurdly claims to have nearly ended loadshedding,” he said, adding that majority of the population lived in rural areas and suffered from acute shortage of electricity.

He said Pakistan was not a country confined merely to a few urban centres, adding that failed policies of the PML-N government had affected the industry negatively and resulted in continuous drop in exports.

“No one other than the PML-N could even think of rejoicing over ending loadshedding at the price of bringing the industry to a halt,” he said, adding that the only way to lead Pakistan out of the crisis was to hold early elections.

Taking a jibe at Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, the spokesperson extended his sympathies towards Aurangzeb as her post required her to make fake statements.

“She must learn the fact that if such statements could have helped Nawaz Sharif then he would have never faced such humiliation in the first place,” said Chaudhry.


Karachi | 3 years ago | Reply In my vicinity in Karachi, Gulistan-e-Johar Block - 9, there had been load shading for 2.5 hrs 3 times per day. since last few days it is increased to 3 hrs, 3 times per day. Even though new meters are installed in whole neighborhood due to which no Kunda in the area. I don't know where in Pakistan there is no load-shading. Shame on you Mr. Minister
Khan | 3 years ago | Reply PTI knows nothing other than dharnas, useless criticism and talking in abstract....IK, finding no breakthrough, resorted to being a mureed of a peerni....what a so called "LEADER"!!!
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