ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif on Monday hinted at more loadshedding in the month of July citing increasing prices of oil and gas in the international market, ARY News reported.
This he said while addressing the lawmakers of the coalition partners in Islamabad.
“There are problems of gas and oil, loadhshedding may increase in July,” he was quoted as saying. PM Shehbaz Sharif said the people of Pakistan are facing tough economic conditions.
The premier said first time in the history of Pakistan direct tax has been imposed on the rich. Commenting on the revival of the IMF programme, PM Shehbaz Sharif said the fund has placed ‘bitter’ conditions and went on to say that deal would be sealed soon.
Citizens took to the streets to protest against unscheduled and prolonged loadshedding in different areas of Karachi.
Several areas have been facing the worst power outages including Hijrat Colony, Sultanabad, Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Johar and others.
Electricity consumers of Hijrat Colony and Sultanabad have blocked PIDC bridge and MT Khan Road to protest against the prolonged loadshedding.
The protestors raised slogans against the government and K-Electric, the sole power provider of the metropolis, and installed barriers on the road, causing the worst traffic jam.