Power outages: Activists of PTI to block road in Lakki
Posted on 10 months ago
LAKKI MARWAT: Activists of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf have threatened to block roads and hold protest demonstrations if excessive power outages were not stopped forthwith.
In a meeting held here on Tuesday under the chair of a senior PTI leader Ahmad Nawaz, the workers went hard on local Pesco officials and accused them of carrying out unscheduled load shedding in the urban and rural localities of the district.
They said that local Pesco authorities had thrown the clear-cut instructions of the deferral government not to carry out load shedding during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh timings into a dustbin. "With the start of the holy month of Ramazan the duration of power breakdowns has been increased", they maintained.
They told that 18 hours long electricity load shedding in Lakki city and rural areas of the district was intolerable. "Despite paying huge and inflated bills people cannot use electricity facility due to excessive load shedding", they told. The PTI workers said that the rulers failed to deliver during the last over four years therefore they should resign forthwith.
They added that to tackle the load shedding hit angry mob would be difficult task for the officials of district administration and Power Supply Company if they failed to halt unbearable power outages in the district.
Meanwhile, Police arrested nine outlaws including five gamblers in separate raids on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip off, a heavy contingent of Naurang circle police force assisted by personnel of Elite Force and ATS launched a search operation in Tap Takhtikhel area, bordering the frontier tribal region", said an official. He said that the law enforcers destroyed hideouts of criminals' gangs and arrested three wanted criminals.
"They were identified as Rahimullah, Nek Salam and Ismaeel and were wanted by Lakki Marwat and Bannu districts police in murder, dacoity and other cases of heinous nature", he told. He said that police recovered two shotguns, a pistols and good number of bullets from them.
Separately, a police party headed by SHO Asad Ali Shah raided over a gambling den near Abakhel village and arrested five people busy in the ugly practice of playing a bet. The arrested gamblers include Shafiullah, Gul Badshah, Khan Sardar, Naimatullah and Motabar.
Police seized stake money amounting to Rs 30000 and gambling equipment from them and registered a case under relevant section of law.
Another police party of Ghaznikhel police station held a narcotics' seller identified as Mobeen Khan in Tajazai village. A klashankov rifle, bullets and a small quantity of heroin were recovered from him.
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