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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Rallies held against 'unjust taxes' in power bills
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Rallies held against 'unjust taxes' in power bills

| @indiablooms | 04 Aug 2023, 11:57 pm

Rallies were held in different regions of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on Thursday to protest against the “unjust taxes in electricity bills.

According to reports, protesters also demonstrated against issues like  unavailability of subsidized wheat flour, increase in the luxuries of the ruling elite” and other issues of public concern.

The biggest show was, however, held in Rawalakot, the divisional headquarters of Poonch which is also known as Pearl Valley due to its scenic beauty, under the aegis of local traders’ body and other civil society organisations, Dawn News.

Thousands of people joined the  symbolic three hours long shutter down strike in the region.

Speakers declared on the occasion that a dharna (sit-in) which was earlier being held in Supply Bazaar for the past three months over the same issues, would now be shifted close to the court premises and would continue at least until Aug 10, reports the Pakistani newspaper.

They said a more fierce agitation will begin if genuine public demands are not met.

They announced power tariffs will not be paid until power tariff are changed by the government.

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