Protests over power crisis greet Pakistan PM

Many doubt if politician associated with rolling blackouts can solve the country's crippling energy crisis.

    Peaceful protests have taken place in Pakistan to pressure the government into solving the country's crippling energy crisis.

    There is little hope, however, that Pakistan's newly appointed prime minister will improve things. On Saturday, as his first act in office, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf chaired a meeting with senior officials to find a solution to the energy crisis.

    Yet because he is so closely associated with the rolling power blackouts, many do not believe he can solve it.

    And while it was hoped Saturday's protests would remain calm, small groups took to the streets to show their anger.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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