Passing the buck: Bilawal blames Centre for heatwave deaths

Published: June 28, 2015
Pakistan Peoples Party's Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan Peoples Party's Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has blamed the federal government for hundreds of deaths caused by the blistering heatwave in Sindh.

“We must continue to highlight the incompetence and bad governance of the federal government in meeting the energy challenge,” he said in his first public message upon his return from Dubai on Saturday.

Read: Death toll from killer Karachi heatwave surpasses 1,000

Bilawal said the avoidable deaths of hundreds of people in Karachi due to heat has been caused largely by the inability of K-Electric to honour its pledges and the inability of the federal government to make the utility meet its licencing conditions to avoid load-shedding.

The PPP chairman also congratulated the Punjab chapter of his party for holding joint protest rallies and sit-ins with other political parties against power outages during Ramazan.

Read: Killer heatwave: Mercury drops but death toll continues to rise

“I’m pleased with your initiative for organising protest demonstrations on Friday in the province against load-shedding along with all opposition parties,” Bilawal said in a message to PPP Punjab chapter’s president Mian Manzoor Wattoo.

Reminding the PML-N of unfulfilled pledges, he said the government on assuming office over two years ago had promised to end load-shedding in six months, but the crisis has worsened in the past two years.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • samir
    Jun 28, 2015 - 9:48AM

    What are your credentials to pass judgements. Wouldn’t even know how to get back home if he was left somewhere in karachi. Another 30 years of kingship in making.Recommend

  • KR
    Jun 28, 2015 - 9:54AM

    OH be quite your mom or dad couldn’t solve the problem either but only made it worse. Main issue is not spending money in the infrastructure in order to develop new ways to generate electricity and that is obviously hard to do considering some folks kept on talking 10% at a time till there was nothing left. Leave us alone and go back to Dubai or UK. Recommend

  • bro
    Jun 28, 2015 - 11:24AM

    look who is talkingRecommend

  • Salman
    Jun 28, 2015 - 11:48AM

    Bilawal is happy. Rainbow guy :pRecommend

  • sa
    Jun 28, 2015 - 12:23PM

    we accept better than blame game from Bilawal ?Recommend

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