KARACHI - Law enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and police used excessive baton charge and aerial firing to disperse peaceful protestors who came out on streets to record their protest against the prolonged and indefinite shortages of electricity here on Sunday. According to details, the residents of the metropolis are suffering long hours and indefinite shortage of electricity on the pretext of so-called technical faults. The loadshedding schedule of Karachi Electric Supply Company is four hours a day while there is normally no electricity in various areas of the city for several days owing to technical faults. Fluctuation in power voltage played havoc with domestic electronic appliances and electric fittings. Residents in area where fluctuation is severe reported refrigerators, computers and televisions developed faults. Bulbs, tube lights and even energy savers were fused because of up and down in power flow. The power outage has also created a scarcity of water in Karimabad, FB Area, New Karachi, North Nazimabad, Papsh Nagar, Golimar etc. The recent wave of violence started from Moosa Colony when the residents of the area came out on the streets and chanted slogans against the KESC administration over their failure to provide frequent supply of electricity to the consumers. However the law enforcement agencies and police reached the scene and tried to disperse them with excessive usage of baton charge and also resorted to aerial firing; resultantly two women fell unconscious and shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment where doctor termed their condition out of danger. Moreover after the baton charge and aerial firing the angry mob reached the main Shahra-e-Pakistan and staged protest and also ransacked the Azizabad traffic check post and also damaged one police vehicle. They also burnt tyres and junk on the street to interrupt the smooth flow of traffic. During the protest a massive traffic jam was reported in the area and commuters and motorcyclist faced a lot of difficulty. Meanwhile, Commissioner and Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed said KESC had assured loadshedding exemption for city graveyards on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. However, backup generators were arranged in different graveyards and the citizens would not have any difficulty in this regard. He expressed these views while talking to media representatives after his visit to various graveyards along with Municipal Commissioner Karachi Altaf G Memon and concerned deputy commissioners and district municipal commissioners on Sunday. The Commissioner Karachi in his visit checked and reviewed the arrangements made by the local administration at different graveyards including Tariq Road, Essa Nagri, Sakhi Hassan, Paposh Nagar, Liaquatabad, Mewashah Graveyard. The concerned administrators and deputy commissioners briefed the commissioner about the arrangements made for Shab-e-Barat. The Commissioner Karachi on this occasion said that lot of people visit graveyards on Shab-e-Barat, considering this, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and District Municipal Corporations have jointly made the arrangements for Shab-e-Barat. He said the cleaning and carpeting of all roads leading to graveyards was done on a war footing basis. Separate fleets of fumigation vehicles were allocated to every graveyard to carry on fumigation work along with other arrangements. Commissioner Karachi said all DIGs have prepared a plan regarding Shab-e-Barat under which police had been deputed outside and surrounding areas of graveyards and the municipal commissioners were continuously monitoring and coordinating in this regard. He expressed hope that citizens would not face any problem in this connection. Commissioner Karachi said all the staff and officers of KMC and District Municipal Corporations and deputy commissioners will remain present outside the graveyards till the next morning at Shab-e-Barat.