Minister calls for waiver of electricity bills in flood-hit areas

Says Imran is "playing politics"

Our Correspondent September 04, 2022


Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh on Saturday demanded of the federal government to waive electricity bills of consumers in the flood-affected areas for the next three months.

The minister welcomed Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif's announcement of relief in electricity bills and said the poor and middle class people would get relief from the waiver of fuel adjustment charges on up to 300 units.

Sheikh credited PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and the coalition government for the Rs130 billion pledges made by the friendly countries in flood aid.

Criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, he said that the torrential rains and floods have wreaked havoc in the country and the former prime minister was playing politics. "Imran Khan is missing the Prime Minister's House and Toshakhana and is crying for power," he added.

The minister said that the PTI chief was rubbing salt into the wounds of the flood victims by holding rallies in the flood situation.

"Imran Niazi is more worried about Shehbaz Gill than the flood victims," he added.

Shaikh said that all the ministers, MNAs and MPAs belonging to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), were present among the flood victims for relief work.


Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2022.


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