Protesters block KKH against prolonged power outages in Mansehra


A strong protest demonstration was held against prolonged power outages here on Friday by blocking Karakurram Highway (KKH).

Hundreds of dwellers of Chattar Plain area of district Mansehra of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and surroundings irked by consecutive load shedding of several hours blocked KKH. They chanted slogans against PESCO officials, provincial government and elected representatives and held them responsible for the poor power supply situation.

The protestors said that there was no gas, no electricity and the elected representatives were enjoying luxurious lives. The enraged protestors also ransacked the Chattar grid station. Massive disruption in flow of traffic was witnessed at KKH.

Later, administration officials visited the scene, assured the protestors of resolving their problems after which they dispersed with warning to again take to roads if the issue was not resolved in next few days.