KARACHI: The workers of Jamaat-e-Islami protested outside the head office of K-Electric on Friday, with bulls tethered at the site to represent the inefficiency of the Sindh and federal government and the power supply company.
“The power supply company has been making me run [from pillar to post] since the past seven years, to install a meter for my house,” a woman, who is a resident of Badar Commercial area in DHA, told. “The builder has taken money from us but has not installed our meter, while the authorities suggest we make do with an illegal connection i.e. kunda.”
Another protester said he has not been provided with a meter, which is why they were fulfilling the power needs of their households on generator.
The workers of JI were protesting against what they said overbilling and unannounced load-shedding.
People present at the protest have difference complaints from KE.
JI Karachi Ameer Hafiz Naeem and other workers were present outside the office of K-Electric.
The protest started at noon, but as the time was passing more workers were joining.
Bulls were seen tethered outside the KE head office. The protesters believed making demands before the federal and provincial governments and K-E was equivalent to playing flute before a bull, an idiom in Urdu language which roughly means to say something in front of someone who would not be able to act on or listen to something said to them.
A heavy contingent of police, comprising over 200 personnel, were present at the protest site.
A protest by JI over the same issue was scheduled for last week at Shahra-e-Faisal, but the police arrested some of the party leaders. Subsequently, the party workers had blocked the main artery of the city, making the police resort to the use of tear gas. –Web Desk