Countrywide protests held against unscheduled loadshedding

PESHAWAR: Various protests were held across the country against unannounced and prolonged loadshedding here on Friday.
The enraged protesters in Multan carrying sticks in their hands chanted extreme slogans against the government and Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) and danced on the beat of drum.
They also released their frustration by casting posters of local leaders into fire.
Some furious men burnt tyres and blocked the Vehari road for traffic for an hour.
The protesters were of the view that due to loadshedding during Ramazan, their prayers are also being affected as there is no water supply to their homes.
The protesters demanded the government to decrease the loadshedding duration in the month of Ramazan.
On the other hand in Charsadda, angry mob reached Wapda office and ransacked the building whereas in Swabi people beat a Wapda official and damaged the office.
Angry protesters also burnt the session court after which police dispersed the crowd through firing and tear gas.
The enraged demonstrators also blocked the motorway however; after negotiations with District Police Officer (DPO) and District Coordinator Officer (DCO) the route was opened.
Moreover, police also registered a case against unknown men in Chota Lahore police station.
Protest were also held in Karachi against the forced power outage as the people came on roads and burnt tyres blocking the flow of traffic.
However; they were dispersed by the police afterwards.
Despite tall claims by the incumbent government regarding the interruption-free power supply during Sehri and Iftar timings, the very first dawn of the holy month of Ramazan plunged into darkness in various areas across the country.


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