Power outages: Protests in Faisalabad, Mianwali

Protests in Khurianwala area of Faisalabad and at Jahaz Chowk in Mianwali.


Express July 11, 2011

FAISALABAD: Residents in Mianwali and Faisalabad are protesting against long hours of power outages, Express 24/7 reported on Monday.

Protesters in Faisalabad gathered in the Khurianwala area and demonstrated against prolonged load-shedding.

Traders are also protesting and have closed their shops and business centres.

Demonstrators claim that electricity is being supplied from a private production unit and that Faisalabad Electricity Supply Company (FESCO) has diverted electricity lines to another area, which is resulting in severe load-shedding in the area.

Fesco says residential power supply has been shifted from private sector to Fesco in order to prevent power outages from affecting industries.

In Mianwali, protestors gathered at Jahaz Chowk to demonstrate against power outages.

All business centres have been closed.

Police and Elite Force have also been called in to avert any violence.

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