Mansehra residents demand end to power outages.

MANSEHRA -- Residents of Mansehra and Oghi tehsils, including traders, on Tuesday demanded of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company to stop the prolonged power outages.

'The Pesco suspends electric supply from 8am to 4pm daily every alternate day badly affecting our businesses, which are already hit by high inflation,' chairman of the central trader body Fayyaz Solaria told reporters on Tuesday.

He warned that if smooth electric supply wasn't ensured, the business community would take to the streets.

Meanwhile, domestic consumers also resented prolonged power outages and said the Pesco was suspending electric supply to them on the false pretext of maintaining transmission lines.

'The Pesco suspends power supply for long hours, which should stop immediately to people's relief,' resident Ajmal Khan said.

He said that the prolonged power cuts had also caused water shortages as drawing water from wells and hand pumps wasn't possible without electricity.

'The prime minister should take notice of prolonged power outages for corrective measures,' he said.

The traders in Oghi tehsil also...

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