KARACHI - A stray bullet killed a man during protest against electricity loadshedding and shortage of water at Korangi, as protests against unannounced loadshedding have been under way in different parts of the city for the last one month. According to details, the protests against loadshedding turned into violence when the law enforcement agencies started heavy baton charge and teargases on the protesters. During protest near Mehrunissa Hotel at Chakra Goth Orangi, a young protestor Sirajuddin, 26, sustained a stray bullet wound on his abdomen and died at the hospital during treatment. On one side, five members delegation headed by Member Coordination Committee Dr Saghir Ahmed, Faisal Sabzwari, Khawaja Izhar-Ul Hassan, Senator Abdul Haseem and other have met the Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC and demanded immediate steps to stop the miseries being faced by the citizens. The delegation apprised the KESC management that the problems of the people have been compounded by the dispute between the management and labour union of the KESC. The people were already braving long hours of loadshedding in oppressive summer and the dispute had added insult to injury. The delegation stressed upon the need of discussing all the problems through negotiations. They also called for action against the miscreants responsible for damaging KESC property and equipment. The KESC management informed the MQM delegation that the KESC was taking all possible steps to reduce loadshedding in the city. A press release of the utility said Karachi Electric Supply Company has expressed hope that the issues faced by the citizens of Karachi in reference to difficulties in power supply system would be resolved through negotiations and in legal manner. The release said Tabish Gauhar, CEO of KESC said that the government needs to implement law in regards to sabotaging attempts to disrupt the distribution system and repair and maintenance work. He said a handful of hooligans have been trying to make the KESC and 2 million power users of the city as hostages since May 9, and to some extent they have been successful in their nefarious designs. The negative impact of this situation has directly been disrupting the City life and disturbing the citizens. The Government has a responsibility to protect the power supply system, KESC assets and personnel, in order to release the helpless consumers from the misery of prolonged local faults and outages resulting out of sabotage and violence, he said. PPI adds: Load shedding has become the most pressing problem of Karachi and unrest is simmering in the city, as the government has failed to compel the Karachi Electric Supply Company, the sole power distributing company of this mega city to run its power plants at full capacity and generate enough electricity for catering the needs of consumers. Karachi knew nothing about the hours-long and daily-based load shedding spells before the privatisation of the KESC. Strangely, the KESC was privatised with a promise that the private owners would bring capital to further improve the KESCV system and facilitate Karachiites.