Renowned televangelist and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker from Karachi Aamir Liaquat Hussain has decided to submit his resignation to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan over prolonged unannounced power outages in the port city.
Hussain, in a tweet on Thursday, said that he could not endure the suffering of the people of Karachi in general and his constituents in particular.
He also announced that he had asked for a meeting with the premier to submit his resignation.
A spike in power outages is spelling misery for a major chunk of the metropolis’ residents with some areas having interrupted electric supply for over a week now.
Hussain’s tweet came a day after K-Electric (KE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Moonis Alvi apologised to the people of Karachi, accepting that the city had been witnessing load-shedding, which, according to him, had been happening quite more.
Ironically, the statement had come after Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar assured the people of Karachi that the power utility would not carry out unannounced load-shedding from last Sunday onwards.
The reason of the load-shedding, according to the KE chief, is the high demand of 3,560 megawatts (MW) and in their best case scenario, the power utility, he said, generated 3,200 MWs.
“The issue will take a few years to resolve.”