MP Karami crticizes Bassil


Tripoli MP Ahmad Karami said that Energy Minister Gebran Bassil’s Thursday statement concerning the electricity sector will be a shameful stage in his career if he does not apologize, according to a statement issued by Karami’s press office on Saturday.

Bassil had said that some protests against electricity shortages were politically motivated, adding that “these protests are limited to areas of a certain sectarian composition.”

In recent weeks, residents in South, North Lebanon and Beirut have blocked roads to protest power cuts.

Karami also said that Bassil’s statements are similar to those made during the civil war which all Lebanese agreed to discard.

Protesters over power cuts blocked today the Ouzai road and the security forces are working on reopening it.

Earlie this morning protesters over power outages closed the airport road with burning tires and the security forces reopened it .