Pakistan

PESHAWAR – Showing annoyance over extended power outage workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stormed the Hazar Khwani grid station in Peshawar to record a protest on Friday.


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PTI lawmaker for provincial assembly Fazal Elahi, who led the anti-government protest, said that the masses were braving load shedding for 20 long hours.

Fazal along with scores of furious party workers barged into the grid station and turned on the power supply for different feeders. The workers also chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans.

Earlier on May 17, workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stormed the Wapda House in Peshawar in a protest against unannounced load shedding and over billing.

PTI lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, who led the anti-government protest, said that the government is receiving taxes from the people but unable to provide basic facilities to them.

Amid slogans chanted by the PTI workers against the government, she further alleged that PESCO was running its affairs on the directions of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.

Gulalai added that the strike shall continue till unannounced load shedding ends.