CHAIRMAN Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Imran Khan lambasted the federal government for backing out of its commitment and restarting loadshedding rather than providing any relief to people in the month of Ramazan.
In a statement issued here on Monday, he said the government had claimed it would control loadshedding and rising prices during the holy month but have been unable to do so. Loadshedding has returned to haunt the people and the rising prices of essential commodities too have added to their misery. In fact, electricity, CNG and petroleum prices have all been raised during this month. The reason for this massive loadshedding is corruption, poor governance, bad planning. Imran said the people had to endure the consequent incompetence of these rulers.
The electricity problem is to some extent self created, he said. He also said circular debt could have been reduced had the present government did not. He added a subsidy of over one trillion rupees had been paid, electricity tariff has been doubled but no solutions have been found to the electricity crisis.
In fact, said Khan, the energy crisis had been due to the present prime minister’s rental power scam to loot and plunder. He also said it was because of corruption that any and every plan proposed by this government to solve the energy crisis has never been implemented.
Zardari as well as the PML-N leadership have one main purpose, according to Chairman PTI, which was not to resolve the problems but to look for business opportunities. He said that should this electricity situation remained unresolved; the ruling elite should be ready to face the wrath of the people.