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PTI workers burst into grid station in Peshawar


PESHAWAR, MAY 26 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers barged into a grid station on Friday in Peshawar as a sign of protest against constant load shedding.

PTI MPA Fazal Elahi was leading the workers. Elahi is a Member of the Provincial Assembly from Peshawar.

They entered the station and opened the closed feeders on their own. The workers while they were inside the station, also chanted slogans of ‘Go Nawaz Go’ inside the grid station.

On this occasion, Elahi also remarked that contrary to the earlier promises made by Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO), people are still facing 20-hours-long load shedding.

“If they [the government] do not provide us electricity, then we will get it ourselves,” he stressed.

On May 17, charged PTI workers led by the party’s MNA from South Waziristan, Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, and local district leadership, stormed the WAPDA House in Peshawar during their protest against power cut

“The federal government receives taxes from the citizens but does not provide basic facilities in return,” Gulalai said, as party workers chanted slogans against the federal government.

She further alleged that PESCO [province’s power company] is run as per the directives of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl president Maulana Fazlur Rehman

“The protest shall continue till unannounced load-shedding ends,” Gulalai said.

However, later in the day, the protesters split into two groups with one initiating negotiations with the PESCO management and subsequently calling off their protest.

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