KARACHI- Patron-In-Chief Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has strongly condemned the ruthless victimization of the people of Sindh, at the hands of Ministry of Water & Power. Millions are suffering the severe scorching heat-wave without electricity in the province.
In a press release Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, the policy to churn out extraordinary inflated bills to consumers and then using force and muscle power of Federal agencies to fleece the public is anti-people, it won’t be allowed. He said the way the province, which provides major portion of energy needs of the country, is being treated is outrageous and is tantamount to further deepen the sense of deprivation among smaller provinces. “There have been instances where the smaller towns of Sindh were sent street light bills much bigger than the cities like Lahore and Faisalabad in the past,” he pointed out. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said load-shedding 18 hours a day in Sindh and other provinces speaks the volume of mercilessness on the part of Federal government, which seems to be interested in adding more agony to the life of common man. PPP Patron-In-Chief made it clear that his Party would not tolerate victimization of the people of Sindh province for voting the Party of Martyrs and asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop his Ministers from nefarious designs in maligning the smaller provinces and their masses. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also stressed on introduction of modern technology to gauge the actual consumption of electricity by consumers to control power theft and put an end to issuing inflated bills. He further pointed out that there seems a policy in practice by WAPDA as thousands of application for meters are kept pending for several months for ulterior motives.