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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…

PPP protests in Lahore against power loadshedding

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party on Thursday carried its protest against the federal government over loadshedding and power outages to the provincial capital of Punjab,  Addressing the rally opposition leader Khursheed Shah said that unlike Panamagate or Newsgate, the federal government cannot divert public attention from loadshedding, and that the civic issue will continue to question the government's claims. Shah claimed that despite the prices of petroleum products in previous government were much higher but…

Govt taking steps to end power outages by March 2018: state minister

MULTAN: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday said that elaborate measures are being taken to completely end power outages by March 2018.  Addressing a news conference, the state minister said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is committed to eradicate load-shedding from the country by 2018. Therefore, energy projects are being completed on war footings. He said large quantity of electricity is being added to the national grid after every two or three months besides establishing new grid stations…

Malik terms Bilawal’s four-point agenda as only solution to crisis

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik has said that four-point agendas of the party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are the only solution to the country's issues, ARY News reported. He was talking to media after visiting the home of the party's veteran leader Jahangir Badar, who passed away this week. He met the family members and offered his condolences. Malik said that Badar's contributions for democracy will never be forgotten. He announced that a road will be named after the deceased PPP leader.…