Power cuts: people take to streets across Sindh


Karachi May 31 (TNS): People took to the streets in several cities of Sindh including Karachi in protest against prolonged load-shedding and frequent power cuts that have badly affected the routine life and business activities amidst temperatures as high as 50C.

Several parts of Karachi remained without light for the last two days as the K-Electric failed to restore power after a technical glitch had hit a transmission line near Jamshoro, severing power supply to Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sajawal and other parts of Sindh.

A protest demonstration was held in Lasbela Karachi against the non-availability of electricity in the area for the last two days.

The protesters lit the bonfire and blocked the road, disrupting traffic for hours.

The protesters said that they have to have their sehri of iftar in darkness.

Several areas are still without electricity and the K-electric spokesperson said that the electricity will fully be restored to the city in the next two days after the technical faults at several feeders are fixed.

Similarly, protest demonstrations were also staged in Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jacobabad and other cities and districts of Sindh against load-shedding. The simultaneous eruption of protests against the non-availability of demonstrates that the power supply and demand situation is exacerbating with each passing day. The Sindh chief minister has already lodged his protest with the federal government, reminding it to ensure the provision of the electricity to the province from its due share.