Peshawar Residents Protest Gas, Power Outages

Residents of Gharibabad area on Dalazak Road here on Monday demonstrated against the prolonged suspension of gas supply, excessive electricity loadshedding and non-provision of drinking water. The protesters, who also included children, blocked the area road by staging a sit-in led by chairman of the neighbourhood council, Noor Zaman.

The protesters set on fire used tyres and raised slogans against the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Peshawar Electric Supply Company and the government.They said supply of natural gas to the locality had been suspended for over a year, and despite holding meetings with the officials concerned, the issue continued to linger on.

They said that children had been going to school without breakfast, adding the residents were now forced to purchase expensive LPG for daily use. The protesters said they had also long been facing excessive electricity loadshedding.

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