Islamabad: The Federal Minister for Power Division, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah are frequently exchanging letters and other notes on the Karachi load-shedding issue. The creditable sources have disclosed that Federal Minister Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has recommenced the Sindh Chief Minister to free Rs. 32 billion regarding Karachi water board so that remaining dues of Sui Southern would be cleared.
On the other hand continued unannounced load-shedding in different parts of Karachi has also created the severe water shortage problems and water tanker mafia has also increased the rate of water.
Sources stated that Federal Minister Power Division has written number of letters to Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah. Ministry mentioned in the written letters that actually Sindh government is responsible of pending heavy dues of Karachi water board. It also urged upon the Sindh government t immediately solve the issue of Karachi water board.
It clearly mentioned in written latte that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is not a federal department but it’s a national institution and Sindh has also representation in it. It also noted that after the 18th amendment the Sindh government is responsible of pending dues of Karachi Water Board.
Moreover, the Karachi top industrialists have also decided to stage a sit-in in-front of Karachi Press Club today Monday on Prime Minister Karachi arrival. The sit-in will be held against unannounced load-shedding. Currently Karachi Industrial zone areas are facing 8 to 10 hours load-shedding for past 23 days.