One Dead As Protests Against Loadshedding Turn Violent In KP

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A mob led by a member of provincial assembly (MPA) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) leader Fazal Ilahi blocked Ring Road in Peshawar on Monday as they protested prolonged power outages.

Similarly, protests against loadshedding in Malakand turned violent when protestors burned the local police station. Clashes between the protesters and law enforcement agencies left one person dead and six injured.

The new protest comes days after some PTI members were arrested for ransacking the Pesco office in Batkhela amid protests against the frequent power outages in the province.

Moving away from the busy street, Ilahi took the procession towards Wapda House in a bid to enter the premises. However, a heavy police contingent arrived at the scene and guarded the gate of the power distribution company’s office.

Credit: Dawn

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