Sattar threatens protest outside CM House, K-E office over power loadshedding

MQM-P leader gives Sindh government 72 hours to resolve water and power shortage in the city


News Desk April 22, 2018
Pakistani Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party leader Farooq Sattar gestures as he addresses a press conference in Karachi on August 23, 2016. Pakistani police charged the exiled leader of an influential political party with treason and inciting terrorism, accusing him of provoking violence at a protest a day earlier in Karachi. Altaf Hussain, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) which rules Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, was accused with a dozen other party leaders of raising anti-Pakistan slogans at the demonstration on August 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

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Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) PIB faction, Dr Farooq Sattar has warned the Sindh government of staging protests outside the K-Electric head office and the CM House if the issue of prolonged power loadshedding not resolved in next 72 hours.

Addressing a protest rally organised outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday, Sattar said today's demonstration was staged against unannounced electricity loadshedding and the rulers’ ‘enmity’ towards the Karachiites, Express News reported.

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Taking a jibe at Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is on a two-day visit in Karachi, Sattar said the residents of the city will not settle for the former’s lollypop, referring to the PML-N president’s statement that he would turn Karachi into New York if his party was given a chance in upcoming elections.

Giving a deadline of 72 hours, the MQM-P leader said the CM House and the K-E head office will be surrounded by protesters if the provincial government failed to resolve the chronic issue of power and water shortage in the city.

Sattar demanded that the control of distributing water and electricity in the city must be given to the representatives of the Sindh capital.

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