JI for withdrawal of raise in power tariff

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chapter amir Engr. Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has criticized the K-Electric (KE) for sudden increase of 30 percent in its tariff.

In a statement, on Wednesday, the JI amir lambasted the KE and said that the private power supply entity has been violating the agreement of its privatization.

He said that it was agreed under the privatization accord of the company that new power plants would be installed, more investment would be made and uninterrupted electricity would be provided to the citizens of Karachi.

He added that violating the terms and conditions of the agreement, the KE only focused on minting money.

The JI leader said that majority of Karachi’s populace is living a miserable life due to load shedding, overbilling and other nefarious tactics of the company.

He demanded of the KE to withdraw the cruel increase in the tariff of the electricity. He also demanded of the government to nationalize the KE.