GUJAR KHAN: A large number of people from Gujar Khan and surrounding areas on Saturday urged WAPDA to stop unannounced load shedding.
The residents gathered outside Potohar Press Club to lodge their protest against long hours of load shedding in Ramzan.
The protestors said there was shortage of water due to power outage as load shedding badly affects the supply of water to Gujar Khan and surrounding localities.
They told the reporters that their elected representatives have failed to protect their basic rights and have not questioned WAPDA over the unscheduled load shedding.
The protestors further said there was no electricity during Iftar and Sehr. The government had earlier announced that there would be no load shedding during Ramzan.
They stated that their elected parliamentarians should not be part of the assembly.
Meanwhile, Special Price Magistrate on Saturday imposed a fine worth Rs12,000 to shopkeepers and hotel owners for selling essential food items on high prices.
On directive of Assistant Commissioner Imtiaz Gondal, magistrates Malik Amir Shahzad and Malik Imran Faiz along with a police team visited different hotels and shops and imposed fine for violating law.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2016.
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