KARACHI: Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh on Saturday demanded that the federal government waive electricity bills of the flood-affected areas for the next three months.

In a statement, he welcomed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s announcement of relief in electricity bills, and said the poor and middle-class people would get relief from the waiver of fuel adjustment charges up to 300 units.

He said the announcement of assistance of Rs130 billion by friendly countries was the result of the efforts of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and the coalition government.

Criticising Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, he said that the torrential rains and flash floods had caused havoc in the country and the former prime minister was playing politics.

“Imran Khan is missing the Prime Minister’s House and Toshakhana, and is lusting for power,” he added.

The provincial energy minister said that the PTI chief was rubbing salt into the wounds of flood victims by holding rallies and doing politics in the flood situation.

“Imran Niazi is more worried about Shehbaz Gill than the flood victims,” he added.

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2022

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