Energy crisis: Sunni Tehreek chief urges govt to keep its word 

By: News Desk      Published: 10:36 PM, 30 Jun, 2021
Energy crisis: Sunni Tehreek chief urges govt to keep its word 

Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) President Sarwat Ejaz Qadri has urged the government to take steps to get over the looming energy crisis on an emergency basis, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Wednesday.

The 10-hour gas and power cuts a day have been adding to public problems, he said insisting the government must take steps on an emergency basis to overcome the crisis.

Before coming into power in 2018, the rulers pledged to provide the people with relief from such long-standing issues, he recalled and urged the government to keep its word.

He took swipe at India for staging drone drama and reiterated the resolve to continue raising voice for the Kashmiris' struggling for their right to self-determination. 

The Sunni Tehreek chief said Indian PM Modi is a terrorist and he has been towing his extremist policies in India making minorities unsafe in the so-called democracy.

Showing concerns at the energy crisis, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said the reports of gas and electricity shortages from next month are unfortunate and deeply concerning. He said the PTI government is adding to the people's woes and landing the country in deep financial trouble.

The increase in tax on RLNG will increase the cost and the supply of electricity and gas will be affected, he said and blamed the PTI government for mismanaging the power generating facilities.

Reportedly, Lesco announced up to seven-hour loadshedding programme issued for the period from June 25 to July 5. However, consumers complained that the utility is suspending power supply even in low power losses areas, which, otherwise, have been given exemption from the load shedding.