KARACHI - Angry citizens on Monday set as many as seven trawlers on fire here on Sharah-e-Pakistan in protest over prolonged and unscheduled power outages in District Central, Federal B Area, Liaquatabad, Jamsahaid Road and other parts of the metropolis. Enraged protestors came on to the roads after prolong loadshedding gripped various areas of the city and pelted stones on the passing vehicles and also burnt seven trawlers carrying goods. Eyewitnesses said that police and respective town administrations intervened and dispersed the protesters. Talking to The Nation, several residents of F.B Area said that after assurance from police and the town administration that electricity would soon be restored in their areas, the people had dispersed peacefully but gathered again after the deadline passed and blocked the roads. Amir Farooq, a local resident, said that power outage began at 10 pm and was not restored till 8 am in the morning. He added that protest demonstration was started from Sohrab Goth and concluded at Jahangir Road. Heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and restored the traffic from Sohrab Goth but the protesters burnt trawlers that came on the roads despite police orders. Anarkali Shopping Centre at Block 16 F.B Area remained closed due to loadshedding and most of the shopkeepers joined the protest demonstration. Sahbad, a resident of Block 16, said that whenever complained, KESC officials posted at complaint centres replied that electricity would be restored within fifteen minutes but all promises proved wrong. The situation remained chaotic in Federal B Area, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Malir, Gulberg, Patel Para, Sachal and Safoora Goth, North Nazimabad, Lyari, Baldia, Orangi, New Karachi, North Karachi, Defence and Clifton on Sunday. Another resident of the area said that several areas of the city remained without electricity for more than eight hours as the KESC battled to keep its overloaded distribution system operational. While a source in KESC said that high tension wires at Superhighway had tripped due to which supply of electricity was suspended.