KARACHI - Members of the City Council belonging to both treasury and opposition benches on Monday seriously criticised the performance of KESC and demanded to withdraw the increasing power tariff and proposed that the company should install its own turbines at town level to produce electricity. The session was held under the chair of naib city nazim, Nasreen Jalil, to discuss the ongoing power crisis in the metropolis All members unanimously demanded the withdrawal of recent increase in the power tariff, announced by the KESC. They termed it the sheer injustice being meted out to the citizens, who have already been reduced to abject poverty due price hike and other problems. Opposition leader Saeed Ghani of Awam Doost said that a plot of 125 acres situated at Jamshed Town could be used to set up a KWSB treatment plant. He further said that illegal plotting was being conducted in PECHS and alternative plots were being allotted to unknown people. Opposition member Jumman Darwan said that PPP government has taken notice of the increasing prices of power tariff and President Asif Zardari has issued orders in this regard. Haq Parast member Ahsan Siddiqui said that due to present power crisis in Karachi, the city should be declared a calamity-hit area. Opposition member Ibrahim Khan urged the opposition and treasury members to hold a protest in front of Karachi Press Club against the high-handedness the KESC. UC nazim Orangi Town, Akram Siddiqui, said that corrupt KESC officials were involved in the theft of electricity causing serious hardships for common citizens. He alleged that KESC staffers took bribe for installing kundas to steal electricity. Haq Parsat member Mazhar Alam proposed the CDGK to establish its own power production system.