Protests in Pakistan over complete blackout, load shedding

25 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Protests were organised across Pakistan in response to the full blackout, load shedding, tripping, and low voltage.

Protests were organised across Pakistan in response to the full blackout, load shedding, tripping, and low voltage.

People in Gharibabad, Qalat, have been suffering from power and gas difficulties for a long time; load shedding, tripping, low voltage, and erratic delivery of Sui gas, all for a relatively short period.

Despite complained to the authorities, nothing seems to change. As a result, dissatisfied citizens were obliged to demonstrate, according to Pak vernacular media outlet Intekhab Daily. They took to the streets, and women and children shut down the national route. The traffic flow on Karachi-Quetta highway was severely hampered.

According to local media, transformer was torched in Gharibabad last month, and the town has been without power since then since transformer has not been fixed or rebuilt.

The aforementioned transformer was malfunctioning, and the locals had it fixed several times at their own expense. However, the electrical company is taking no efforts to replace it.

Meanwhile, residents of Regi, a Peshawar neighbourhood, demonstrated on Nasir Bagh Road over the total darkness, erecting barricades and burning tyres.