Loadshedding: Protestors thrash armed men in Faisalabad

Published: March 20, 2012

FAISALABAD: Workers of a power loom factory in Faisalabad staged a protest against unannounced loadshedding on Tuesday, blocking Samundari Road and assaulting unidentified men who had opened fire on them.

The protestors had grouped near Novelty Bridge on Samundari Road and chanted slogans against Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO). The protestors also burnt tyres and destroyed signboards.

An unidentified man started aerial firing during the protest and was beaten up by the protestors, he had to jump into the canal to save himself.

A heavy contingent of police and armoured vehicles arrived on the scene.

The protestors stated that one shift at the factories had already been finished and duration of loadshedding had been increased to 16 hours during the last one week.

They said that this had caused a loss to the livelihood of many people and textile factories were also being shut down.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Discostu
    Mar 20, 2012 - 4:20PM

    The last 30 seconds of the video. This is what happens when you ban porn!

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  • JS
    Mar 20, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Didn’t our guiding light Mr. Asif Ali Zardari say the country is doing great and its just “your perception” that people have no work, no money, no food, no gas, no electricity, no education, no future, no justice, no hope. Shame on us stupid people for not jumping with joy and grabbing the limitless opportunities bestowed upon us in this environment so conducive to longterm constructive growth and prosperity….

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  • Shamy
    Mar 20, 2012 - 5:29PM

    I actually think the police did a good job in this situation where they were not standing and staring at the protestors….i think its working !!

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  • Acorn Guts
    Mar 20, 2012 - 7:38PM

    Good to see police tackling the situation as best as they can.

    By the way, the car you just broke up? A new replacement will arrive next month and your utility bills payments will pick up the tab. Destroying public property (and government property in Pakistan) never helps anyone.

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  • random
    Mar 20, 2012 - 7:56PM

    stupid people. don’t they understand that the government car is going to be bought from their taxes

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  • H Chaudhry
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:00AM

    @JS very well said, who is to blame for no work, no money, no food, no gas, no electricity, no education, no future, no justice, no hope ! arent these the same people who gave “Sympathy” vote to PPP. When was not the time PP govt did not loot the country.

    Sad part is that these people deserve what is happening to them !Recommend

  • Mar 21, 2012 - 7:51PM

    Load shedding, lawlessness, minority bashing, hated by the world, plump mullahs, nuclear weapons, religious extremism, corrupt leaders, slapping election staff and rigging, kidnapping young girls, forced conversions, blasphemy laws, war lords, sectarian criminals, extortionists. All in one country, which one?

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  • Apr 2, 2012 - 11:12AM

    @Abdul Kareem:
    Let me see if i can get this right…isnt it “the fortress of islam”,aka “the land of pure”.

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  • Seema
    Apr 2, 2012 - 12:20PM

    I wonder why Punjab blame federal govt for load shading After 18th amendment, Punjab govt has to look after its crisis, and it has to generate its own resources, it become habit of punjab to use resources of other provinces, and this time all provinces are made to follow NFC award. Plz learn to live within your own resources. Today Balochistanis not blasting gas pipelines to Punjab …. Punjab should think over it.

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