NANKANA SAHIB – The traders besieged the XEN office here on Monday and said that the corrupt and inefficient rulers must realise the pains of the masses like their own children. Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran leaders Aamer Gujjar, Arif Rustom, Rana M Tariq and General Secretary Engr Sh Shahid Mahmood, Hafiz Zahid, Sh Ali Rizwan, Hakeem Riaz Ahmed Sheikh and others were leading the protesters. The protesters locked the clerical and XEN office and stopped the employees to perform their duties. They also staged sit-in in front of XEN office against prolonged 16 to 20 hours unscheduled power loadshedding in the city and surrounding areas causing great loss to their business and daily life.
The protesting traders warned that if timing of the power cuts was not controlled, they would call for complete shutter down strike and Wapda officials would be responsible for any untoward incident. They demanded that exception of loadshedding to PM, CM and president houses must not be given to them. The present rulers came into power by giving false slogans to help the poor but they have destroyed every national institution like Wapda, Railways, PIA, Steel Mill etc., they lamented.