KARACHI: Fridous Shamim Naqvi, opposition leader in Sindh Assembly and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded that the government end K-Electric’s monopoly over the supply of power to the country’s financial hub.
The PTI leaders on Sunday took K-Electric, Karachi’s sole power distributor to task, over unannounced, prolonged power outages tormenting denizens in the hot and humid weather in the port city.
Speaking outside the power distributor’s office, Fridous Shamim Naqvi said troubling power cuts are going on since the advent of the summer season this year.
He stressed a need for finding a solution to the city’s power woes adding that the power distributor was also involved in overbilling, calling for third-party scrutiny of the power company’s meters.
The PTI leaders lamented that the power company has started overbilling in the city and claimed that it raked in a whopping Rs100 billion worth of profit during a period of ten years.
They demanded the agreement reached with the company be made public adding taht people who have put themselves in quarantine in their homes because of the Covid-19 contagion had to suffer hours of physical and mental torment because of power outages.