Islamabad - Christian community here on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against disconnection of electricity supply to their locality in front of National Press Club, saying they were living in a miserable condition due to power disconnection.

The protesters said how pathetic it was that there had been no electricity in their colony, which was situated just a few feet away from the posh Super Market, for the last many days. The protestors said for many years the government had provided them only one electricity meter for 500 houses in the colony which resulted in a bill of Rs 600,000. Speaking to the protesters, Convener World Minorities Alliance and former minister J Saalik said that it was unfortunate that the ruling class had not yet accepted the rights of the poor on the country’s resources.

 and said a bill of Rs 600,000 for one electricity meter was black spot on the face of Wapda and IESCO. He said that it was shameful that IESCO had provided only one electricity meter to 500 houses during the last fourteen years, which resulted in high electricity bills and the slum dwellers could not afford such a high electricity tariff.

The protesters demanded immediate delivery of new electricity meters for each house in their slum located in F-6/2.