Shehbaz lashes out at govt over power tariff hike

By: 24 News      Published: 04:44 PM, 4 Oct, 2021
Shehbaz lashes out at govt over power tariff hike

PML-N President and Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has demanded of the government to withdraw notification of Rs1.72 raise in the electricity prices terming it an inept and corrupt government’s new injustice, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a statement released on Monday, Shehbaz dubbed the recent raise in the power tariff rate as an extreme kind of aggression on the part of inefficient rulers. He called upon the government to have mercy on the nation. 

He said that the government was constantly throwing thunderbolts of inflation by hiking prices of petrol, gas and electricity. 

Shehbaz lamented that the government could not give anything good to the poor masses except rising inflation. 

“From increase in the policy rate to a hike in the prices of daily used items, it depicts an unending cycle of an incompetent and corrupt government,” he reiterated. 

Lashing out at the government, the PML-N president said that every single decision taken by the government always brought a bad luck for the poor people. He was of the opinion that keeping in view the current exorbitant rate of electricity, petrol and other taxes neither a business could be run nor could the expenses of a household be met. 

He called upon the government in order to provide relief to the people, it should reverse its cruel decisions. He flayed government for making a delayed purchase of the LNG that resulted in expensive electricity.