Protest: Villages protest 30-hour power outage

The protesters dispersed after police promised that the issue would be resolved.


Our Correspondent July 07, 2013

BAHAWALPUR: Several residents of Ahmadpuri Gate staged a protest against WAPDA for not repairing a transformer for 30 hours. The protesters blocked the road by burning tires. They said there was no water at their houses, a consequence of the power outage. They said they had informed MEPCO officials about overloading on the transformer before the breakdown and demanded that immediate notice be taken of the problem. The protesters dispersed after police promised that the issue would be resolved.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2013.

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