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September 29, 2015

Nepra report a verdict against government: PTI

Lahore

 
September 29, 2015

LAHORE
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab Organiser Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar demanded on Monday the removal of both Federal Minister and Minister of State for Water and Power after Nepra held them responsible for electricity loadshedding and over-billing.
He also asked for refunding or adjusting the undue amounts collected from electricity consumers. Addressing an election rally in NA-122 in connection with by-poll campaign, Sarwar said Nepra report earlier revealed that there was 70 percent over-billing in electricity charges and there was no shortfall of electricity in the country during last one year. He stated that deployment of Rangers was necessary for free and fair Local Government polls and by-elections due in October.
He said it was a fact that the government lied to the public about its commitment and seriousness to eradicate loadshedding from the country. It was extreme of callousness on part of the present rulers and worst kind of fraud ever done in any democracy, he added.
He said a fraud of this scale was a verdict against the government. There is no credibility left of Khwaja Asif and Abid Sher Ali following the revelation that they themselves were responsible for loadshedding and extorting money from public in the name of electricity bills.
"They have lost every ground to stay in the office, they must resign immediately", Sarwar demanded. We've been saying it for long, he said, that their power generation schemes were nothing but facade, they were merely for pomp and show in media and to earn commissions in tenders.
The Nepra report is testimony to the claims of PTI about government's corruption, ill-planning, criminal negligence and incompetence.
He welcomed the decision of deploying army on polling stations for upcoming by-elections in Lahore and Lodhran. The government was trying every possible way to steal the mandate in these polls, but now it would not be possible, he stated.
The masses were looking towards PTI in these times of bad governance and corrupt practices, Sarwar said while hoping that PTI would emerge victorious with heavy margins in electoral battle ahead.
He was accompanied by Deputy Organiser Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, by-poll candidates Abdul Aleem Khan, Shoaib Siddiqui, MPA Mian Aslam Iqbal, Women Wing President Salooni Bukhari and others.