Failure to act: PTI demands resignation of water and power ministers

Zaidi asks the residents of Karachi to donate water, ice, dates to the poor


Our Correspondent June 23, 2015
PTI Karachi president Ali Zaidi addresses a press conference on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. PHOTO: PTI KARACHI OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT

KARACHI: The president of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Karachi chapter, Ali Zaidi, demanded resignations from the federal minister for water and power, Khawaja Asif and from the state minister for water and power, Abid Sher Ali.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Zaidi said Khawaja Asif is responsible for the deadly situation of the city.

"You are the federal minister for water and power, if you are not responsible for Karachi then who is?" Zaidi asked. He said every single city and every single area of the country is the federal minister's responsibility. "If K-Electric is not performing well, the federal government should pressurise them," he said.

Condemning the deaths in Karachi, he claimed that many people have died because of the severe power and water shortage but the provincial government has not taken any action. He termed the recent situation of the city as a 'complete failure' of the provincial and federal government.

He requested that the citizens of Karachi make generous donations for the affected people. Zaidi also requested people donate dates, water bottles, and ice at the PTI's Insaf House. The Karachi division of the party has set up a relief camp at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi.

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