ISLAMABAD: Widespread protests broke out in different cities across the country on Friday as intense heat coupled with prolonged power outages marred the first day of the fasting month.
Taking notice of the protests, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the water and power ministry to address the complaints at the earliest.
Expressing his resentment over load-shedding during sehr and iftar, the PM has sought an immediate reply from the ministry over the unannounced power cuts, according to a PM House statement.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the premier had promised there would be no power cuts during sehr, iftar and taraweeh times during Ramazan.
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