Shehbaz blames Imran for power, gas load-shedding

Expresses concern at 'endless load-shedding of electricity, gas since last month'


Our Correspondent July 19, 2021
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LAHORE:

PML-N President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif has expressed great concern and alarm over stopping provision of gas to the industry and the CNG sector.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Shehbaz said that the endless load-shedding of electricity and gas has been going on since last month, adding that gas load shedding was taking place in summer which was a result of mismanagement.

“Despite availability of surplus electricity in the country, the worst form of load-shedding was going on. What could be worse than the government's mismanagement?”

Shehbaz said that the PML-N had increased the power generation capacity keeping in view the needs of the country.

“The PTI's desire to make money and its incompetence were the root causes of gas and electricity load-shedding.”

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He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s and his cabinet’s mismanagement is the main cause of gas and electricity load-shedding.

The PML-N leader said that complete shutdown of gas to the local industry and the CNG sector was another bad news for the nation.

“The PTI had earlier blamed two-day closure of the LNG terminal for the gas crisis. PTI's lust for money has cost the industry and the CNG owners billions of rupees.”

He said that gas load-shedding with inflation, unemployment, devastated economy was tantamount to sprinkling salt on the wounds of the people.

He called for hold a debate on the crisis in the National Assembly in order to provide relief to the people.

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