Traders launch protest against power outages
CHARSADDA, June 19: Traders here have announced ‘civil disobedience movement’, vowing to block roads and stage a hunger strike camp against prolonged power outages in the district.
The announcement was made at a meeting of Muttahida Traders Federation on Tuesday with its central president Hakeemulah Fauji in the chair. The federation’s acting general secretary Saleh Shah, senior vice-president Sadiqullah, chairman Kausar Khan, Muzaffar Khan, Haji
Gul, Inamul Hassan and others attended the gathering. They expressed grave concern over 22-hour daily loadshedding and termed it failure of the government to overcome energy crisis during last over fours years of its tenure.
The traders said that after several requests to Wapda high-ups and district administration besides staging protest rallies against loadshedding the authorities did not pay heed to restoring smooth electricity supply to the district. “We have now decided to launch a civil disobedience movement,” they announced.
They said that to start with they would block city roads and stage a hunger strike camp in front of the DCO office on Wednesday (today). They said that they would devise future line of action during the hunger strike camp. The traders of Tangi, Shabqadar, Uthmanzai, Sardheri and other bazaars will also be invited to the join the disobedience movement. — Correspondent