Prolonged power outages trigger protests in Dir, Mohmand

TIMERGARA: Prolonged power outages sparked protests in Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the adjoining Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies of Fata on Monday.

Residents of Talash and Samarbagh in Lower Dir came on the roads against Pesco for its failure to ensure smooth power supply. Hundreds of residents blocked Timergara-Chakdara Road at Talash Bazaar and chanted slogans against the Pesco.

Addressing the charged mob, PTI former tehsil president Zakirullah, JUI-F’s Razaullah and others complained that they had less than five hours of electricity a day. They said the power supply from Talash express line feeder remained suspended for hours without any reason.

Published in Dawn, 5th June, 2018