Bannu- Protestors against the prolonged load-shedding in Bannu blocked the Bannu-Kohat Road by burning tyres today. The demonstrators said that the duration of unannounced power outages has reached up to 22 hours and forced many to close down their businesses. They also staged a sit-in on Bannu-Kohat Road and blocked the traffic for several hours. Long queues of vehicles formed. Load shedding in the far-off areas like northern Balochistan is about 15 hours, while 18 hours is common in rural areas. 12 to 14 hour load shedding is being carried out in Sindh while the situation in Punjab is also not very different.