LAHORE: Violent protests against loadhshedding continued in several cities including Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Thatta on Friday, Geo News reported.
The masses staged a protest rally in Multan where the angry protesters burnt effigies of the officials and blocked roads by setting tyres on fire.
Citizens of Dera Ghazi Khan protested at Gadai Road while Sheikhupura residents blocked Lahore Road by burning tyres and suspended traffic.
Residents of Dir Bala area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are in misery as they are without electricity since Thursday. The WAPDA officials told that the outage is due to a technical fault in the grid station.
Residents of Thatta and the adjoining areas also protested against the prolonged outages. A grid station in Larkana caught fire and the repair work is underway due to which people are facing power shut down since Thursday.
On Thursday, two persons were hurt when factory workers in Faisalabad protested against prolonged and unannounced power outages. The agitated workers forcefully closed the petrol pumps and other shops of the area. They also looted the shops and damaged the furniture.