Karachiites hold protests against unscheduled, prolonged loadshedding.

KARACHI -- Citizens took to the streets to protest against unscheduled and prolonged loadshedding in different areas of Karachi, media reported on Monday.

Several areas have been facing the worst power outages including Hijrat Colony, Sultanabad, Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Johar and others.

Electricity consumers of Hijrat Colony and Sultanabad have blocked PIDC bridge and MT Khan Road to protest against the prolonged loadshedding.

The protestors raised slogans against the government and K-Electric, the sole power provider of the metropolis, and installed barriers on the road, causing the worst traffic jam.

They said that they were facing 12 to 14 hours of power outages in extremely hot weather. They said that the power authorities made their lives miserable as loadshedding is being made for the whole day and night.

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