Pakistan: Jamaat-e-Islami holds a referendum on unfair power bill costs

JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman says that a three-day referendum on unfair charges in power bills will take place outside mosques in the city . Rehman said that all avenues and means under the law and the constitution will be utilized .

Karachi (Pakistan), September 23: According to JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, a three-day referendum on unfair and unjust charges in power bills in Pakistan will take place outside mosques in the city, which the JI will follow.According to The News International, the JI leader said that the referendum will take place at educational institutions, markets, and other public places, and that internet platforms will be used to draw the public for the three-day election.Rehman said that all avenues and means under the law and the constitution will be utilized.According to The News International, Karachiites want the government to revoke KE's licence due to serious violations of the contract between the state and the utility.

Protesters in various parts of the country have been demonstrating for a long time, citing the federal government's efforts to revive the country's stalled power plants, the first being signed in 2016 and the second in 2021, where Pakistan currently receives three monthly shipments, according to Geo News.The country is also in the middle of a multi-year energy crisis due to its increasing reliance on LNG for electricity generation.Rehman expressed his deep concern for Karachi's increasing lawlessness and street crime.According to him, the police department and other law enforcement departments in the city have failed to protect civilians and criminals.In terms of the flood victims, he said that many outbreaks of diseases have erupted in the relief camps.