LAHORE - Residents of Samanabad area took to the streets on Tuesday against the prolonged electricity loadshedding and staged a demonstration.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards, inscribed with the slogans against the Lesco. They were also seen chanting slogans against the federal government. The protestors blocked road for traffic and burnt the tyres on road.
The protesters said they had been experiencing 16 to 18 hours prolonged power outages in their area that caused shortage of water and other problems. Protests against loadshedding were also reported in other part of the country as well.
Meanwhile, 18 to 20 hours load shedding continued all over the country. The demand and supply gap is crossing 8000MW and severs shortage of fuel was hitting hard the power sector.
The national grid faced 60 per cent shortage in demand and supply of electricity on third consecutive day on Monday, forcing power managers to conduct average 18 hours countrywide shutdown.
The urban areas are under the grip of 16 to 18 hours load shedding while there is virtually no electricity in rural areas of the country.
The severe shortage of fuel for IPPs and Wapda owned Gencos are the main reason behind the worst load shedding crisis, according to officials of the power sector.