Lyari residents protest against ‘unannounced loadshedding’

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The residents of Lyari have staged a protest against the K-Electric at Karachi’s Shaheen Complex intersection for carrying out ‘unannounced and prolonged’ loadshedding.

According to details, the residents of Lyari – including women and children – took to the streets, burnt tyres and blocked main roads for vehicular traffic in protest against the K-Electric for carrying out unannounced and prolonged loadshedding.

The protest was also attended by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Nabeel Gabol, Yousuf Baloch and others. The protestors claimed that the residents were facing a water crisis due to prolonged loadshedding in the area.

The protesters also chanted slogans against the power supplying company for resorting to unannounced loadshedding throughout the day and even in the night-time.

Traffic remained clogged for hours as the protesters blocked the Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road near Shaheen Complex intersection.

Meanwhile, K-Electric – in a statement – rejected the claims of unannounced loadshedding in Lyari, claiming that Kharadar, Mithadar, Muslim Garden and Bolton Market are exempted from the power cuts.

The power supplying company noted that some areas in the respected area were not paying the monthly bills. “Timely payment of electricity bills can ensure uninterrupted power supply to relevant areas,” it reiterated.

Earlier in December, frustrated by unannounced and prolonged power loadshedding, citizens of Lyari area staged a protest against K-Electric (KE) on Mauripur Road in Karachi.

A large number of residents – under the leadership of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed – blocked the Mauripur Road, protesting against the K-Electric over prolonged power loadshedding.