Continued protests against load-shedding have caused severe traffic jams across the city with the roads leading to the country's biggest port having choked as well. Hundreds of heavy long vehicles were seen piled up as major arteries in the area remained blocked.

Police baton-charged the protestors in an effort to subdue them but to no avail.

On the other hand, a 70-year-old woman died of natural causes while participating in the protest. SSP City said that rumors circulating about the woman’s death are false and police have video proof that her death was caused by natural circumstances.

Several areas in Karachi have recently been facing power outages, including Hijrat Colony, Sultanabad, Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Johar, Burnes Road, Karsaz, Defence Housing Authority, Clifton, Baldia Town, Manghopir, Orangi Town, and Landhi.

The police have also blocked the Lyari Expressway for traffic at Garden Interchange to Mauripur road, it was reported.

A comment from K-Electric, the company responsible for distributing electricity to the city, has yet to come through.

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