In May, parliamentary panel had recommended the IESCO to discontinue all discriminatory practices – providing uninterrupted power supply to the presidency and the premier – except for hospitals and sensitive military installations.
While the underprivileged have to bear up to 21 hours of load-shedding each day, the clan of powerful people enjoys the luxury of uninterrupted electricity supply. Khan said the residents of these buildings should be treated like a common man. He pointed out that these people have ample resources to install private electricity generators to fulfill their demands instead of squeezing the national resources. Khan sounded extremely agitated over the ignorance of IESCO and indicated that he might resign if the recommendations are not immediately implemented.
“I will resign from the chairmanship of the Senate committee if our recommendations are not implemented,” Khan exclaimed.
“This is a serious matter and I am disgusted that a common man is facing up to 21 hours of load-shedding while the president, prime minister, generals and judges were exempted from load shedding and were enjoying uninterrupted power supply even though they can afford to keep generators,” Khan said.