Loadshedding: Protests swelling up, Multan Road blocked

People have blocked Multan Road in Lahore to protest against prolonged load shedding.

Lahore like many other cities of Punjab has been in the grip of over 18-hour loadshedding, making life miserable for the people.
The irked people blocked the Multan Road and pelted buses with stones. Police reached the spot shortly in order to disrupt protesters.

Lahore witnessed worst kind of unscheduled loadshedding on Saturday night and most localities of the provincial capital remained under darkness for virtually 24 hours.

The areas which were affected by long hours of power shutdown included Muslim Town, Johar Town, Icchra, Muzang, Gulberg, Baghbanpura and Batapur among others.

Angry residents has staged small protest in many localities Saturday night and blocked roads by burning tyres. The protesters also chanted slogans against the government. The protesters were of the view that continuous power shutdown is badly affecting business and daily life of the people.

Similar protests were reported from Gujranwala and Faisalabad.

In Gujranwala, protesters blocked roads for ten hours and burnt tyres Saturday. The protesters alleged that loadshedding has affected the routine life. Police reached the spot and tried to disperse the protesters through talks. However, it later batoncharged protesters on failure of dialogues.

A report Sunday said that power shortfall has grown to 10,000 megawatts from 7,000MWs the other day.

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