LAHORE/FAISALABAD - Angry residents staged protests in various localities of Lahore and blocked Ring Road and Multan Road to protest against prolonged load-shedding.
Irked people pelted buses with stones, while chanting slogans against the government.
Police reached the spot shortly. In order to disrupt protesters police baton charged, used tear-gas shells and fired in the air. This provoked the protesters and a clash started between police and protesters. Protesters set police vehicles on fire.
Lahore, like many other cities of Punjab, has been in the grip of over 18-hour load-shedding, making life miserable for its residents. The city witnessed worst kind of unscheduled load-shedding on Saturday night and most localities of the provincial capital, including Muslim Town, Johar Town, Icchra, Muzang, Gulberg, Baghbanpura, Batapur, remained under darkness for virtually 24 hours.