protests against load shedding and total blackouts were organised around Pakistan.

People of Gharibabad in Qalat are living with the problems of electricity and gas for a long time . Last month, a transformer was burned in Gharibabad, and since then, they are being plagued by electricity problems .

October 25, 2006: Protests in Pakistan and elsewhere were held to address the issue of complete blackout, load shedding, tripping, and low voltage.People of Gharibabad in Qalat are living with the problems of electricity and gas for a long time; load shedding, tripping, low voltage, and irregular Sui gas supply, all for a very short period.The people protested to the authorities, but the situation does not change.According to Pak vernacular newspaper, Intekhab Daily, the dissatisfied people were compelled to protest.

The traffic flow between Karachi and Qetta was severely affected, according to the vernacular media.Last month, a transformer was burned in Gharibabad, and since then, they are being plagued by electricity problems because the transformer has neither been repaired nor rebuilt so far, according to the vernacular media.The said transformer was defective, and the locals had to have it replaced at their own expense many times.It has gone beyond repair, however.

Protesters in Regi, a suburb of Peshawar, marched on Nasir Bagh Road against the complete blackout, laid up barricades on the road, and even sparked a grid station, according to local reports.In Skardu, residents and traders took to the streets and blocked the main highway against major loadshedding, according to local media, Daily K2.

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