PTI chief calls for protest against power crisis

Published: June 11, 2018
PTI Chairman, Imran Khan


PTI Chairman, Imran Khan PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced countrywide demonstrations on Tuesday (June 12) to protest against hours-long load-shedding in the country.

The party has demanded that the interim government intervene and take immediate steps to overcome the issue of excessive load-shedding. “Interim government should take immediate steps to ensure betterment in day to day worsening situation,” PTI chief Imran Khan said.

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A statement issued by party’s central media department on Sunday quoted Imran Khan as directing party leadership to ensure protest gatherings are organized even at union council level across the country.

He has also asked senior leaders to direct party ticket holders to ensure mobilization of the masses and hold protest.

Khan said that it was unfortunate that the people of Pakistan were deprived of one of the basic necessities of life. Recently, PTI chief wrote a letter to the caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk requesting him to inform the public about the causes of the prevailing electricity crisis in the country.

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Khan has also requested Mulk to take the nation into confidence by informing about the status of Rs500 billion circular debt left by the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.

“Public has a right to know whether the promises and claims by the PML-N government to end load-shedding were nothing but a pack of lies,” said PTI chief.

“People of the country would also like to know the truth about the recent statement of former Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif that any power failures now would be caretaker government’s fault,” Khan wrote in the letter.

Recently, Shehbaz Sharif said that there was enough electricity available until his party’s government and added that the caretaker government should be asked now about the hours long load-shedding.

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Khan said that the caretaker premier should inform if he had found any aspect of ‘good governance’ that the PML-N used to portray through advertisements by spending public money.


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