The Peoples Party presented an adjournment motion in the Senate on Friday on what it called ‘unprecedented’ outages in the country, particularly Sindh.
The adjournment motion was signed by PPP Senators Raza Rabbani, Farhatullah Babar, Saeed Ghani and Mukhtar Ahmed Dhamrah.
Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday moved a privilege motion against Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali, accusing him of humiliating people and parliamentarians of Sindh by calling them “power thieves”.
Mr Babar said the PPP backed the government for the sake of democracy but it did not mean that the party would not oppose its `anti-people policies’.
“We cannot support the government on the issues concerning people. That is the reason we are opposing the privatisation plan and the controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance,” he said.
“People of Sindh are suffering from frequent power breakdowns during sizzling heat and we are justified to criticise the government on the issue,” the senator said.