PTI leaders, lawmakers launch protest drive against 'atrocities' of KE.


KARACHI -- The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Monday staged a sit-in outside the K-Electric head office to protest against the 'atrocities' of the power utility, demanding an end to its monopoly on electricity generation, transmission and distribution and vowed to approach the National Power Regulatory Authority and the apex court against KE.

Leaders and legislators of the ruling party in the centre said the sit-in was the beginning of its campaign against the KE which would continue till the problems being faced by Karachiites were solved.

On the first day of the sit-in, PTI MNAs from Karachi Aftab Siddiqui, Aslam Khan, Aftab Jahangir, Nusrat Wahid and its members of the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh, Jamal Siddiqui, Dr Saeed Afridi, Raja Azhar, Karim Bux Gabol, Ali Aziz, Rabistan Khan, Shahnawaz Jadoon and others participated and addressed a large number of workers who had converged there.

Ask federal govt to end the power utility's monopoly

'The KE has turned the city of lights into darkness,' said the PTI's parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh. 'Enough is enough. We can no more allow the KE to ruin this city. This company has become a permanent nuisance for Karachiites. We appeal to the federal government to allow other electric companies to provide electricity to Karachi and bring the monopoly of the KE to an end.'

PTI MNA Aftab Siddiqui said that at several meetings with the KE management it was assured that loadshedding in the city would end by June 28. He reminded the KE management of its promises made during the meeting at the Governor's House last month.

'But it's a proven fact now that...

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