Blackouts spark protest in city

KARACHI: Residents of Lines Area and other localities of the city stages protest against unscheduled long power cuts on Thursday. The residents of Lines Area blocked the M. A. Jinnah Road, burnt tyres and chanted slogans against K-Electric. Severe traffic jam was also witnessed at the road due to the protest. Meanwhile, spokesman of the K-Electric said “We have not increased load shedding but there was a fault in 220 KV line, 11 grid stations were affected, so we are compelled to carry out unannounced load-shedding in some areas for load-management. The complete restoration will take few hours since we are working on the systems.”

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