KARACHI: Aamir Liaquat Husain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MP from Karachi, has decided to submit his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan over prolonged unannounced power outages in the metropolis.
Husain, in a tweet posted on Thursday, said that he cannot endure the suffering of the people of Karachi in general and his constituents in particular.
میں اعتراف کرتا ہوں میں کراچی کا ایک بے بس ایم این اے ہوں… اپنے شہر کے لوگوں کو بجلی فراہم کروانے سے قاصر ہوں… مجھ سے کراچی اور بالخصوص اپنے حلقے کے لوگوں کا تڑپنا سسکنا اور مونس علوعی کے جھوٹ سہنا نہیں دیکھا جاتا وَیراعظم سے وقت مانگا ہے مل کر انہیں استعفی پیش کردوں گا
— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) July 16, 2020
He also announced that he has asked for a meeting with the prime minister to submit his resignation.
K-Electric Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Moonis Alvi on Wednesday put the blame on the National Power Policy, 2013, saying the outages were a result of power theft.
“Even in areas with extremely high levels of power theft, cumulative loadshed hours do not exceed eight hours,” he had said, adding that the load shedding schedules were uploaded to the KE website daily and SMS sent to all customers registered with 8119 SMS service.