People In Karachi Come Out To Protest Against Load Shedding And Police Charges Residents

Karachi police deployed tear gas and baton charges on citizens who flocked to the streets to protest K-Electric's unannounced and protracted load shedding.

Protesters against prolonged load shedding have been burning tyres and blocking traffic on the route that connects the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and SITE industrial districts since last night.

However, around 11 a.m. today, police baton stormed the demonstrators for refusing to leave the major route. Police commandos were seen shooting tear gas at protestors who were screaming anti-utility management chants and demanding the reinstatement of electricity supplies.

According to SSP Asif Bughio, the people scattered for a short period of time following the police operation, but soon resumed their protest. Electricity has been cut off in various districts of Lyari, notably those along Mauripur Road, since 4 p.m. yesterday, he added.

“Hundreds of citizens stopped the road for hours due to extended power outages,” the officer told, noting that the police attempted to engage with them but were pelted with stones.

Bughio stated that they had contacted KE management in order to “cool down” the demonstrators and keep the situation from growing. He went on to say that their first objective was to settle the situation via dialogue.

Meanwhile, a traffic police spokeswoman stated that the demonstration had caused a massive traffic jam between the M.T. Khan Road and Jinnah Bridge.

Separately, protests protesting water scarcity were reported in other sections of the city early Tuesday morning. Residents of Liaquatabad’s Dak Khana, Shah Faisal Colony-2, and Kala Pul came to the streets, according to traffic police.

A big number of Lines Areas people came out on major Sharah e Faisal in the early hours of the morning and blocked the vital route near Gora Qabristan.

They accused the KE of cutting off their power for 13 hours. The demonstration, which chanted anti-utility management slogans and demanded the restoration of electricity service, produced a traffic bottleneck on one lane of the artery Sharah e Faisal.

Residents of Burnes Road, Defence Housing Authority, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, F. C Area, Clifton, Baldia Town, Surjani Town, New Karachi, Federal B. Area, Manghopir, Orangi Town, Landhi, PECHS, Mehmoodabad, Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony, Shaheed-i-Millat Road, Khokhrapar, and Defence View apartments reported

Students taking intermediate examinations have been subjected to protracted load shedding since they had to conduct their tests in extreme heat. They are also unable to study for their examinations due to several periods of load shedding during the entire day.

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