Khyber: Scores of enraged tribesmen blocked the Torkham highway on Sunday before Iftar to protest against loadshedding in Landi Kotal, media reports said.
The protesters alleged that the local grid station staff had subjected them to almost 20 hours of loadshedding since the start of Ramazan despite assurance by the officials that electricity supply would be ensured for six hours daily, reports Dawn News.
They told the newspaper that loadshedding was also conducted at Iftar and Sehr, causing difficulty to the women in preparing meals.
It is to mention here that the Tribal Electric Supply Company (Tesco) had in February announced curtailing the power supply to only two hours in the tribal districts due to suspension of the federal government’s subsidy, which provided free electricity to the tribesmen, the newspaper reported.
The tribesmen, however, resisted the decision by holding protests and besieging local grid stations.
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