Roads blocked against excessive power outages
PESHAWAR, July 27: The power consumers continued to hold protest demonstrations in parts of Peshawar against unabated loadshedding, blocking roads and creating hurdles in the smooth flow of traffic on Friday.The residents of different localities, including Abshar Colony, Irrigation Colony, Babo Garhi and Hakeemabad, blocked Warsak Road by burning old tyres which caused severe problems to the motorists.
The protesters led by PTI leaders were holding banners and also raised voice against the government. The speakers said the excessive loadshedding had broken backbone of the poor people.
The protesters said in the prevailing situation when the government had no solution to the crisis the rulers had no right to remain in the power corridors. They warned to besiege the Wapda house if the government failed to ensure smooth power supply to the consumers.
GHALANAI: Enraged PTI workers blocked Peshawar-Bajaur road in Mian Mandi Bazaar area of Haleemzai tehsil on Tuesday
against killing of Muslims in Burma and excessive loadshedding.
The PTI workers and residents of Haleemzai gathered in Mian Mandi area and blocked Peshawar-Bajaur road by burning tyres suspending traffic for nearly two hours.
Addressing the protesters PTI Mohmand Agency leaders said UN and OIC were silent over the killing of innocent Muslims in Burma. They urged the government to take up the issue at the international level.
The closure of road in sizzling heat caused problems for transporters and commuters, especially women and children. The passenger coaches and goods vehicles queued on both sides of the road.
The protesters were chanting slogans against the UN and OIC, Wapda and political administration.
SWABI: Asad Qaisar, former provincial president of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, demanded that work on electricity transmission line from the Tarbela Dam to the district should be accelerated to address the low voltage problem in the district.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday he said work on the transmission line was very slow.
“We want work on this project be accelerated as it is longstanding demand of the people,” he said “The district which has given the country mighty electricity projects like Tarbela Dam and Ghazi Hydropower project suffers outages even during Sehr, Iftar
He said leaders of the Awami National Party had pledged with the people on numerous occasions that the low voltage problem would be resolved. However, they failed to take any practical steps during their four years in power.
“The Peshawar Electric Supply Company should install 40 megawatt electricity transformer in the district’s power station to help resolve the problem of low voltage,” he demanded.
He said prolong outages had made the Ramazan terrible for the people, who were now crying for getting rid of the corrupt government.