PESHAWAR: A major power outage blanketed the metropolis as well as neighbouring cities Monday night since at least 14 hours, causing inconvenience to citizens.
With other nearby cities like Nowshera and Mardan, as well as others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, citizens in numerous areas took to the streets against the power outage.
Demonstrators also resorted to burning tyres and blocking roads; however, their stone-pelting left one police officer injured as well. The officer was immediately moved to a nearby hospital.
However, the citizens dispersed after police and other security authorities used tear gas.
On the other hand, the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) said they have not bumped up the duration of load-shedding but that overloading and kundas (illegal connections) were the real problems.