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‘I won’t be responsible for loadshedding from tomorrow,’ says Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: On the last day in power, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that he will not be responsible for any loadshedding in the province from tomorrow onwards. The chief minister was addressing at the launch of the kidney transplant procedure at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre (PKLI) in Lahore. "At midnight, the government is completing its term. If there is loadshedding tomorrow, do not hold me accountable. "Neither me nor (prime minister) Abbasi will be held responsible. The…

Another MQM-P lawmaker joins PSP

KARACHI: Another lawmaker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday announced to quit the party and joining the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).  Syed Anwar Raza, a member of the provincial assembly elected from PS-102, joined the Mustafa Kamal-led party. The PSP chief made this announcement during a press conference at Pakistan House in the metropolis. Speaking to the media, Kamal lashed out at K-Electric for carrying out extended hours of load-shedding in the city in the sweltering weather. He said…

Citizens continue to reel under prolonged power cuts amid intense heatwave

KARACHI: People couldn’t help but curse K-Electric, the city’s chief power distribution company, for carrying out prolonged announced and unannounced load-shedding in fasting days of Ramzan and intense heatwave across the metropolis. The areas that were badly affected  by prolonged outages were Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Soldier Bazaar, Malir, and Korangi. Perturbed by the power cuts amid sweltering heat, the residents of Malir district took to the streets and blocked the Malir River flyover suspending…