KARACHI - Karachiites staged protest against the power failure in various localities here on Tuesday.

The enraged protesters including women and children gathered at the Shahrah-e-Pakistan, suspending the traffic flow for several on one of the main city roads. They burnt tyres and chanted slogans against the KESC. They said that 24-hour non-stop power loadshedding compelled them staged protest. They said they have been billed by the KESC without being provided electricity.

Later, the protesters also blocked a road in Mosa Colony and chanted slogans against the suspension of power supply.

They said the billing of electricity continues without interruption but power supply remains suspended even the city temperature climbs up.

They said a few electricity consumers failed to pay their dues but the KESC administration suspended power supply to at least 200 houses in the area.

They demanded the authorities concerned to take notice of the matter and ensure power supply to the areas.