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PESHAWAR, July 16: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is protesting massive loadshedding in the province today.

The ministers and lawmakers of the provincial assembly, led by the Chief Minister Mr Pervez Khattak, have come onto roads in protest against the outages. On 15 July, the chief minister had already appealed to the people to participate in the protest rally.

The protesters marched from the Khyber Road up to the WAPDA House and staged a rally there. Security has also been beefed up for the protest rally and the route from Khyber Road up to the WAPDA House has been blocked for general traffic.

Yesterday the chief minister wrote to the prime minister, asking him to increase the quantity of electricity supply to the province.