MQM-PIB protest against power crises in Karachi


Sattar warns of sit-ins if traumatizing issue not resolved in 72 hours

KARACHI, April 23 (TNS): Farooq Sattar-led Muttahida Qaumi Movement-PIB (MQM-PIB) on Sunday staged a protest outside Karachi Press Club against traumatizing power cuts and life-crippling water shortage in the metropolis.

Addressing attendants, Sattar asserted that people of Karachi demanded whole power set-up instead of electricity from now onwards.

Sattar also gave federal government 72-hour ultimatum to solve the issue between power distributing company K-electric and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and warned against staging sit-ins outside offices of Sindh Chief Minister (CM) and K-electric. “Shehbaz Sharif [Punjab CM and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s leader] would have visited Karachi after solving the issue of load-shedding”, asserted Sattar.

The head of MQM-PIB faction also demanded to retrieve Karachites’ amount worth Rs60bn from K-electric.

The protesters also set an effigy of K-electric on fire and broke empty jars.