Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir Sirajul Haq on Saturday called for action against the power thefts.
Expressing his thoughts at the National Energy Conference in Islamabad, Mr Haq said: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had reached deals with the independent power producers (IPPs)."
Mr Haq made it clear that his party will approach the apex court in line with the agreements with the IPPs.
The JI chief, lamented: "For seeking the benefits on the coal transportation, the money has been wasted extravagantly. This act of economic terrorism is more dangerous than the Indian attacks."
"Every citizen is compelled to pay an extra bill for the five power thefts," Mr. Haq added.
– Siraj bemoans inflated bills –
Last week, Mr Haq bemoaned the inflated bills and exorbitant price of gas, saying, "Where will the masses go as the price of power has been increased by up to 80 percent? The increase in the price by up to 50 percent has also been announced".
Expressing his thoughts, Mr Haq was of the view that there was a dire need to hold transparent elections for the sake of stability in the country. "The JI will hold talks with the political parties to reach consensus on timely elections," he added.
Taking a jibe at the mafias, Mr Haq said, "The mafias had remained part of all the governments. Nobody had tightened the noose around the mafias."
Mr Haq stressed the need for cooperation with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in line with holding the general elections within the constitutional term of 90 days.