ISLAMABAD: Senator Sherry Rehman, PPP parliamentary leader in the Senate, has rejected the hike in power tariffs, saying that people are still refraining from nationwide power blackouts and now another crisis awaits them.
Reacting to the hike in power tariffs on Monday, he said, “It is shocking that the government is raising power tariffs when it should focus on restoring power and correcting faults. To prevent similar incidents in the future. “
Sherry Rehman said that by blaming the opposition for everything, they could not reach them when people caught their lies and wanted relief from them. “Even after 48 hours, the power has not been fully restored. Dismissing some officers is not enough. Incompetent ministers should be fired.
“The Tabi government has plunged the country into darkness in every possible way and has no plans to stop it,” he said. We have become a laughing stock to the world because of their incompetence. “It is not surprising that the failure of security measures is the cause of power failure and the whole system is running on the basis of instability because in fact no attention or time is being spent in running the country,” he said. ۔
Sherry Rehman said that the increase in electricity prices would impose an additional burden of Rs8.4 billion on consumers. “This comes at a time when people are already suffering from the effects of epidemics and are fighting rising inflation,” he said. “People need relief, but instead the government is hiding behind it and postponing the investigation of suspected breaches of the contract by independent power producers for two months,” he said. “These violations could cost the national treasury billions of dollars, but obviously the government doesn’t care,” he said.
Senator Sherry Rehman said that every other month, billions are being stolen from the people in the name of fuel adjustment. “Instead of giving relief to the people, this government has become a burden on them,” he said. There is no limit to their incompetence. All our organizations are suffering from their mismanagement. Is there anything the government can handle? He asked. Sherry Rehman said that this government really needs to set its priorities.