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  Mayor Karachi lead the protest against prolonged load shedding.  
  Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said citizens of Karachi paying the cost of tussle between K-Electric and SSGC. Besides residential areas, hospitals too facing the dilemma of persistent load shedding. K-Electric, SSGC, KW&SB or whatever organization, they must now take this protest seriously. I appeal to the President of Pakistan to solve the conflict between K-Electric and SSGC for provision of required volume of gas to the power suppliers in the city. At least 200mmcfd gas should be supplied to K-Electric so that current power crisis could be solved. He expressed these views while addressing to a protest demonstration by the elected local government representatives of Karachi which was held outside the head office of K-Electric (KE) on Tuesday against prolonged load-shedding in the city. Chairman of DMC East Moeed Anwer, Chairman DMC Korangi Syed Nayyar Raza, Vice Chairman DMC East Abdul Rauf, Vice Chairman DMC Central Syed Shakir Ali, City Council Parliamentary leader Aslam Shah Afridi, Chairman of Land Committee Syed Arshad Hassan, Chairman Law Committee Arif Khan Advocate, City Council Parliamentary leader for PML(N) Aman Khan Afridi, ANP parliamentary leader Alam Zaib Alai, JUI-F parliamentary leader Akbar Shah Hashmi, Shuja Haider Advocate of PTI and other members of city council Karachi and elected representatives were present on this occasion. The demonstrators were holding placards and banners urging K-Electric to stop persistent load shedding and overbilling in Karachi. They also demanded that cutting of power supply for longer durations throughout the day must stop immediately. Mayor Karachi said that when it comes to Karachi, Government funds get finished. Not a single project was completed in Karachi in last ten years. He said elected local government representatives have proved their responsibility by joining this protest. So far we have not asked people who voted for us to come here in this hot weather, however someone has to do something for the city. Later Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar leading the protesters went inside the K-Eletric main office and talked to the chief marketing officer Syed Fakhar Alam, director distribution Arshad Iftikhar, director media Sadia Dada, director Rashid Hussain, deputy director protocol Faisal Jahangir and head of HR Rizwan Dalia about prolong load shedding and problems of citizens.  






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