KARACHI, April 23 (TNS): Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who will reach Karachi for a two-day visit today, has appealed to the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to bring an end to load shedding in Karachi.
He remarked that the goal of ‘zero load-shedding’ will be actualised in the Holy Month of Ramazan. Since the last few weeks, Karachi has been facing severe load-shedding after K-Electric said the Sui Southern Gas Company has curbed supply and it is thus unable to produce the required amount of power.
The gas company claims KE owes it millions in dues and will restore supply once the payments are made.
Moreover, the Punjab chief minister will meet leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and Awami National Party Sindh chapter during his trip to Karachi.
Shehbaz will meet ANP leader Shahi Syed and address a jirga. Moreover, he will also hold a meeting with MQM Bahadurabad meeting in the evening. He will hold meetings with industrialists and traders at Governor House and will also be a part of the Cabinet Committee on Energy.
Later in the day, he will also participate in a conference on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to PML-N leader Khialdas Kohistani, Shehbaz’s visit to Karachi would be of political importance. The party leader intends to start a public contact campaign during his visits ahead of the general elections.