ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) cuts off power supply to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan’s residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Three connections to the PTI chief’s residence were cut off today (Monday, September 13, 2014).
According to the PakistanTribe.com’s correspondent from Islamabad, in September, IESCO had served a notice to PTI chief, issuing him a warning that power supply will be disconnected if dues for his residence in Bani Gala were not cleared.
Imran had set alight his electricity bill on September 19, as part of his civil disobedience campaign against the government while citing its failure to curb rampant power theft despite raising tariffs by 80% in a year. At D-Chowk in Islamabad, hundreds of PTI workers had followed suit and also set their bills on fire.
PML-N Minister for water and power Abid Sher Ali confirmed the news with his tweet on micro-blogging website, Twitter:
Th electric connectios of Imran Khan hv bn disconnected today on account of default amounts.
— AbidSherAli (@AbidSherAli) October 13, 2014