Pakistan

PPP to hold protests against federal govt from April 15

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party on Thursday announced to launch province wide protest against the federal government over unannounced load-shedding and shortage of gas.

In this regard, the first protest will be held on April 15 in district Badin which will be led by PPP Sindh president and provincial minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, who will also a rally on the occasion. This will not be a one-off event but rather protests and rallies will be held across the province.

Earlier, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah while addressing the Sindh assembly threatened to protest against the  attitude of the federal government towards the province, and the prolonged load-shedding and gas shortages.

CM Sindh also expressed dissatisfaction over the reluctance of the Sui Southern Gas Company to provide gas facility to the recently constructed 100 KV power plants at Nooriabaad.

Sindh Minister Nasir Shah, speaking to ARY News, said that it was their right to protest as unscheduled load-shedding continues despite the extreme temperatures and likely risk of heatwave.

He said that electricity feeders remains closed for several days while even official connections are turned off despite the payment of dues. As a result, the Sindh government has decided to protest against the federal government.

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