He said industrial and trade activities have slowed down while unemployment has increased. It seems powers and gas shortfall is a genie that the government cannot put back in the bottle, the lawyer said. The petitioner said the country’s major portion has plunged into darkness. Azhar said the government presently guarantees, subject to certain conditions, 16 percent $-indexed return to the equity investors in renewable power projects.
Unfortunately, the public money is being wasted by the respondents on the name of so-called projects and nothing has been done by any other department for to overcome the electricity shortfall, he said. He submitted that electricity interruption is increasing day by day while prices are increasing and the masses are bearing the brunt of power shortages.-Business Recorder