Citizens hold protests against prolonged loadshedding


Citizens took to the streets to protest against unscheduled and prolonged loadshedding in different areas of Karachi.

Several areas have been facing the worst power outages including Hijrat
Colony, Sultanabad, Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Johar and others.

Electricity consumers of Hijrat Colony and Sultanabad have blocked PIDC bridge and MT Khan Road to protest against the prolonged loadshedding.

The protestors raised slogans against the government and K-Electric, the sole power provider of the metropolis, and installed barriers on the road, causing the worst traffic jam.

They said that they were facing 12 to 14 hours of power outages in extremely hot weather. They said that the power authorities made their lives miserable as loadshedding is being made for the whole day and night.

On June 7, angry citizens staged protests in different areas of Karachi over unscheduled and prolonged power outages.
The protests were staged at Gulistan-e-Jauhar’s Perfume Chowk and near Safari Park on University Road. The citizens blocked both tracks at Perfume Chowk for traffic, which resulted in traffic jams.

The angry citizens burnt tires in front of the K-Electric office in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The demonstrators – which include children and old citizens – chanted slogans against the government for the unscheduled loadshedding.

Meanwhile, At least two persons were killed and one other sustained injuries in Karachi’s Qasba Colony after unidentified assailants opened fire at the demonstrators protesting against an illegal killing of a youth.

Police told the media that two protestors were killed and another got injured in Qasba Colony when they were protesting with the body of a seminary student who had been killed by citizens’ torture yesterday.

The family told the media that the citizens murdered their son after subjecting him to brutal torture after being misunderstood as a dacoit.

Police said that an alleged dacoit and another got injured by citizens torture yesterday, whereas, the relatives of the deceased person were claiming that both of them were seminary students.

Police added that an investigation is underway to arrest the culprits who have opened fire at the protestors.

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