LAHORE: PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has taken on the Imran Khan government for electricity outages across the country saying its shortage especially in Karachi and tariff hike is a double cruelty.

“Despite ample capacity, the increasing complaints of electricity loadshedding across the country are nothing but the product of incompetence and mismanagement by the PTI government,” said the National Assembly opposition leader in a statement here on Saturday.

He said the shortage of electricity despite the provision of extra gas and fuel oil was a result of this government’s inability to run state affairs.

“The people are baffled by the loadshedding coupled with a brutal increase in electricity tariffs. The people are paying heavy bills.”

He said the government’s economic blunders were causing unemployment and inflation.

Meanwhile, speaking at the party meeting here on Saturday, PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal said the 2018 election was massively rigged as PML-N’s mandate was stolen. He said only the mid-term election was the only solution to the crises the country was facing today.

PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah said the PML-N was thankful to Allah Almighty over the sacking of accountability judge Arshad Malik that vindicated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and proved his innocence in the Al-Azizia case.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2020