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Karachi loadshedding: MQM-Pakistan MNAs walk out of Parliament

Speakers sends matter to a standing committee

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Posted: Jun 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 12 months ago

MNAs of MQM-Pakistan walked out of the National Assembly over frequent loadshedding in Karachi and Hyderabad.

After this, NA Speaker Asad Qaiser instructed a standing committee to look into the power outages.

"People are protesting on the roads because there is no electricity in different parts of Karachi and Hyderabad," said MQM-Pakistan MNA Usama Qadri. "Where is the government and what is it doing?"

He remarked that Federal Minister Omar Ayub keeps saying that he doesn't have the power to resolve the issue. "If you don't have the power, then who does?"

MQM-Pakistan has been speaking against K-Electric's behaviour. They have been overbilling rather than providing any relief to the people, they claim. "What's the purpose of this government if it can't even provide relief to the people? This is why we are walking out of this session."

MNA Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, who is affiliated with MQM-Pakistan, said that KE is being unfair to Karachi. There is no light for 10 hours in some places. He was speaking to the media outside Parliament.

We want the government to conduct an audit of KE, he said, adding that they should have prepared for the summer beforehand. The power utility has taken Rs2 billion from the people, he claimed.

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