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Tuesday March 05, 2024

Traders warns of shutter down against prolonged loadshedding

By Our Correspondent
February 12, 2024

MANSEHRA: The traders in Oghi on Sunday warned Peshawar Electric Supply Company of a shutter down strike if the current spate of prolonged and unscheduled loadshedding was not brought to an end.

This representational image shows a view of closed shops due to a strike by traders due to the high cost of electricity bills. — INP/File
This representational image shows a view of closed shops due to a strike by traders due to the high cost of electricity bills. — INP/File

“The business community has already been suffering the brunt of the country’s highest-ever inflation, and current prolonged and unscheduled loadshedding coupled their financial miseries,” Waqar Ahmad, a trader leader, told reporters in Oghi.

He said that the Pesco had frequently been suspending power supply in the city and its suburbs adversely affecting commercial activities. “Pesco’s regional grid stations have started following power outages scheduled since traders protest against loadshedding, but now our electricity is being switched off directly by Peshawar which we would never tolerate,” Waqar Ahmad said. He added that the country was already passing through financial challenges and if the current spate of prolonged power outages was not brought to an end they couldn’t provide two times meals to their offspring.