Anti-load shedding protest turns violent in Bannu
On Saturday afternoon, a protest load shedding in Bannu turned violent, police fire tear-gas shells on the protesters.
According to details, the residents of Baka Khel attacked Power House No 2 after unscheduled load shedding in the area. The protesters damaged the gate and threw rock at the main structure.
To stop the protest, the police in response fired tear-gas shells into the crowd of protesters, causing a few of them to faint. The protesters say they are tired of unscheduled load shedding. They believe their electricity share is being given to other cities of the country.
Former district and tehsil member were included in the protest. Assistant Commissioner Shaukat Khan and DSP Murad Khan are engaged in negotiations with the protesters.