Emeutes de l’électricité à Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Sialkot et Lahore – 4 octobre 2011

Riots subside in Lahore, rage in other towns


By Ahmad Fraz Khan

05 10 2011

LAHORE: The ferocity of power riots eased in Lahore on Tuesday after the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) boosted supplies to the city, but other cities and towns in Punjab continued to suffer prolonged outages and, consequently, violence.

Lahore virtually escaped loadshedding on Tuesday as Pepco heaved a sigh of relief after fuel supplies to two major power plants — Hubco (1,200MW) and Kapco (1,342MW) – was restored on Monday after the intervention of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Pepco directed a major portion of its additional supplies to Lahore in a move apparently aimed at deflating PML-N’s plans to capitalise on the power crisis. The move appeared to have paid off.

Around half a dozen small protests were reported from different parts of the city, but no major loss of property was reported till the filing of this report. Read more…

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~ par Alain Bertho sur 5 octobre 2011.

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