Angered by over-billing and unscheduled loadshedding, citizens took to the streets and staged a protest against the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) on GT road.

They also staged a protest in front of the Assistant Commissioner office. They chanted slogans against the administration. After setting the electricity bills on fire, the protesters refused to pay their electricity bills in instalments, and vowed to continue protest until a reduction in the power tariff.

They said that strict action must be taken against the Gepco employees involved in stealing electricity.

They complained about performance and negligence of the meter readers and other Gepco staff concerned for overbilling and involvement in stealing electricity in the city and its outskirts.

Meanwhile, hundreds of consumers from Sohdra and its surroundings area also reached the Gepco offices on GT Road and blocked the road.

Meanwhile, Gepco SE Liaqat Ali Dhilon reached the spot and assured the protesters to setting up separate complaint desk for the submission and correction of excess units of electricity in the bill of general public.

The consumers said that overbilling had been an additional headache besides the six to eight hours scheduled and unscheduled loadshedding in different localities of the city.