Abid Sher Ali cracks down his own city Faisalabad for electricity defaulters

Abid Sher Ali

FAISALABAD – After disconnecting electricity connections in Islamabad, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the State Minister for Power and Water Abid Sher Ali cracks down defaulters of his own city including industrial units.

According to the correspondent details by the feet on ground, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) disconnected the electricity supply to District Jail and 15 more industrial units.

Acting upon the special instruction of Abid Sher Ali, who also belonged to the Faisalabad, a thorough crackdown was being conducted against the defaulters and electricity thieves.

Since the launch of anti-electricity theft campaign, Abid Sher Ali came under attack of verbal statements from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for being biased against their party-led provinces.

On Tuesday, April 29, Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution demanding to immediately take action against the prolonged power outages by the federal government.

The leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Nisar Khoro said on the occasion that for past many days, people of Sindh were being ‘abused’ by the state minister Abid Sher Ali.

Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Faisal Sabzwari maintained that Sindh produced the 71 per cent of country’s natural gas, so should we stop the gas supply in retaliation?

Simultaneously, in Islamabad, Abid Sher Ali held a press conference and revealed that government of Sindh is Rs 56 billion defaulter of different electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs).

“Sindh government had disowned 5,000 electricity connections. We had cut those 5,000 along with other defaulters as well,” said Abid Sher Ali.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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