Loadshedding: Protestors thrash armed men in Faisalabad

Workers of a power loom factory in Faisalabad stage a protest against unannounced loadshedding.


Web Desk 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.

COMMENTS (9)

Seema | 9 years ago | Reply

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.

Yasir | 9 years ago | Reply

@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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