PESHAWAR: A major power outage blanketed the metropolis as well as neighbouring cities since at least 14 hours, severely inconveniencing citizens, media reported.
With other nearby cities like Nowshera and Mardan, as well as others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, citizens in numerous areas came out on the roads to protest the distressing situation they were put in, especially in light of Ramazan.
The officer was immediately moved to a nearby hospital.
Citizens only dispersed after police and other security authorities were forced to use tear gas.
The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), on the other hand, said they have not bumped up the duration of load-shedding but that overloading and kundas (illegal connections) were the real problems.