The moment the PPP government came to power in March 2008 and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted the ministry of water and power, he started speaking about the increase in electricity charges. He promised that by the end of December he would end loadshedding, but he failed.

Then the minister spoke that a lot of money was needed to boost the energy sector. The loadshedding continued while subscribers were crushed under heavy electricity bills. But the most torturing has been the punishment by Wapda which has failed to end loadshedding throughout the country. There are many occasions during which electricity is cut-off to torture the common man.


Rawalpindi, April 12.