UPPER DIR - The inhabitants of Darora, Usheri Dara and other nearby areas staged a protest rally in Darora Bazzar and blocked the main Dir-Timergara road for two hours against the excessive and unscheduled load shedding in the area.

The protesters were led by elders of various political parties included Noor Mohammad of PTI, Sardar Ahmad of JI, Hayat Gul of PPP and Zahid Faqeer of PML-N.

They said that the area people have been facing difficulties owing to the hours long power outages as the WAPDA official have increased its unscheduled load shedding duration from 16 to 20 hours in the locality.

They said that the concerned department officials are trying their level best to increase troubles of the poor people as they had cut-off the electricity to many parts of the district without any reason.

The protesters have given a three days deadline for resolving the load-shedding problem in the area otherwise warned to call for a massive protest and block Dir to Timergara road for indefinite time in future.