Traffic is being diverted due to a protest against prolonged loadshedding on M. A. Jinnah Road. – Online Photo

KARACHI: Due to the continuing electricity shortage in Karachi on Thursday, various protests were held in different parts of the city causing several traffic jams, DawnNews reported.

Due to power outages in various areas of the city including M.T. Khan Road, Banaras Valika, Tariq Road, Lyari Expressway Ranchor Line and Saddar, protestors blocked several roads and demanded a solution to the crisis.

It was also reported that numerous petrol pumps in the city were also closed down amid the chaos.

KESC spokesmen said that the union members were forcefully stopping the KESC workers from continuing their work, however, the union denied this and said that KESC was blaming them to cover its own inefficiency and that they had not stopped anyone from doing their work.

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