Staff Reporter Peshawar
The power-starved people facing sweltering heat, staged demonstrations in different areas of the provincial capital on Sunday against the prolonged power cuts and breakdowns.
The rallies disrupted traffic on major roads.
The street protests were staged by the residents of Lahori, Kachi Mohallah, Zargarabad, Bala Manrhi, Nazar Garhi, Atta Mohammad Garhi, City Circular Road, Gulshan Rehman Colony, Kohat Road, Lalazar Colony on main Charsadda road, Sikandarpura, Gang Chowk, Shaheen Colony, Gulberg and other areas.
The protestors lashed out at the Peshawar Electric Supply Company over failure to ensure uninterrupted power supply and said they were subjected to power outages for as many as 18 hours daily, which is not justified at any level.
The protesters also complained about low voltage, burn tyres and blocked roads on many places, which led to a massive traffic jams.
They also complaint of power tripping, low voltage.
They said power cuts, which occurred at night, had made life miserable during hot and humid weather.
The protestors said the life was miserable even in the day time and no one can take rest in night due to prolonged load shedding.
The protesters also complained about water and ice shortage. There was no water for ablution and taking bath despite humid and hot weather.
Unscheduled power outages were reported on Daudzai feeder, Shahid Bagh Feeder, Kohat Road, Ring Road, Swati Gate and Bara Gate areas, Bashirabad, Hayatabad, Gul Bahar and Hashtnagri areas as well.
Holding banners and placards, the protesters chanted slogans against PESCO and demanded smooth electric supply.