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Bilawal blames federal govt for Karachi deaths

The PPP chairman also congratulated the Punjab chapter of his party for holding joint protest rallies and sit-ins with other political parties against power outages during the holy month of Ramadan.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 11:24 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Islamabad — Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has blamed the federal government for hundreds of deaths caused by the blistering heat wave in Sindh.

“We must continue to highlight the incompetence and bad governance of the federal government in meeting the energy challenge,” he said in his first public message upon his return from Dubai on Saturday.

Pakistan Muslim Legaue-N (PML-N) lawmakers have accused the Zardari family including Bilawal for incompetence in tackling the disaster. They said Zardari fled the country with entire family abandoning people of Karachi in their hour of distress.  Bilawal said the avoidable deaths of hundreds of people in Karachi due to heat has been caused largely by the inability of K-Electric to honour its pledges and the inability of the federal government to make the utility meet its licencing conditions to avoid load-shedding.

The PPP chairman also congratulated the Punjab chapter of his party for holding joint protest rallies and sit-ins with other political parties against power outages during the holy month of Ramadan.

“I’m pleased with your initiative for organising protest demonstrations on Friday in the province against load-shedding along with all opposition parties,” Bilawal said in a message.  He said the government on assuming office over two years ago had promised to end load-shedding in six months, but the crisis has worsened in the past two years.

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