SIALKOT : In Sambrial city, the hundreds of the worst power outages beaten people including house hold women and children, armed with iron roads, hockey sticks and bricks Monday attacked the Gepco office in Sambrial.
They ransacked the office and also beat up badly some Gepco officials there as a punishment for , what they said, unbearable load shedding of electricity during the Sehar, Iftaar and Traaveeh timings, which had also badly affected the routine life.
Several Gepco employees escaped from the seats after seeing the anguished mob of the people. The people attacked the Gepco office with bricks, iron rods and hockey stick. They broke the window glasses, doors, furniture and other electrical appliances there besides, ruining the hundreds of the files containing the records of the Gepco consumers.
Later, the protesting people also locked the ransacked Gepco offices in Sambrial and did not allow any one for two hours to enter into the offices.
They were of the view that the Gepco was doing power load shedding in Sehar, Iftaar and Traaveeh timings while the power outages have become unbearable and worst, as there was alight for about ten to fifteen minutes after every three hours in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas, badly paralyzing the life during the Holy month of Ramzan.
The concerned Gepco officials told the newsmen that they were ascertaining the loss during the mob attack on Gepco offices in Sambrial on Monday.
The protesting mob of the people also staged an agitational demonstration in Sambrial Lorry Adda and they blocked the traffic on main Sialkot-Sambrial-Wazirabad Road for about two hours by burning the tyres on this main road.
They also staged a sit-in there on the road and chanted anti government slogans. They were carrying agitational banners and placards. The local senior police officials reached the spot and they negotiated with the protesting people and assured them to take up the power outages matters to the government in a befitting way. On this assurance, the protesters dispersed after restoring the traffic.