BUNER, 3 July: The people of Gokand area of Buner on Thursday staged protest demonstration against prolonged power load-shedding in the area.
A large number of protesters also blocked the local road in district headquarters Dagar for traffic and chanted slogans against Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). The protesters said they are facing immense hardships due to excessive load-shedding in the holy month of Ramazan. They said their refrigerators had been rendered non-functional due to low voltage. They demanded the government to resolve the load-shedding problem without any delay.
“We are facing load-shedding of about 20 hours in the holy month of Ramazan. We even face load-shedding during Sehr and Iftar timings. Even no device can be charged with electricity which is switched off for long hours. We have come here by travelling seven kilometres on foot to record our protest. We demand the government to resolve our problem forthwith,” a protester said.
The protesters dispersed peacefully after WAPDA SDO Fazle Rabi assured them of resolving their problem.