Protests over power cuts in PakistanJuly 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.
People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to the streets, Geo News reported.
In Peshawar, the protesters burnt tyres and suspended traffic. They pelted stones on private vehicles. A government office was burnt in Jhelum.
Police used batons to disperse protesters in Faisalabad when they tried to march towards a grid station. Five people were injured.
Pakistan’s electricity shortfall was 8,500 MW in May, according to the Dawn.
- Riots in Pakistan over power cuts - Jun 18, 2012
- CNG crisis triggers violent protests in Pakistan (Lead) - Jan 02, 2012
- Violent protests in Kashmir Valley, dozens hurt - Jul 28, 2010
- Three dead as police fire on mob in Tamil Nadu - Sep 11, 2011
- Nationwide protests in Pakistan over power outages - Aug 01, 2012
- Long power cuts spark ire in Pakistani Punjab - Mar 25, 2012
- Pakistan faces power shortage - Dec 26, 2011
- Violence in Anantnag after youth run over by army vehicle (Lead) - Mar 10, 2012
- Bihar reels under power outages, summer heat (Lead) - Mar 26, 2011
- Protests continue in Bihar against power crisis - Mar 28, 2011
- Riots in Pakistan after double murder-accused Davis 'buys' freedom - Mar 17, 2011
- Protest against acute power shortage continues in Bihar - Mar 27, 2011
- Power shortage sparks protests in Bihar - Apr 28, 2011
- Army called in to protect Islamabad diplomatic enclave - Sep 20, 2012
- Shutdown affects normal life in Assam - Aug 27, 2012
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,