Pakistan: People demonstrate in KP against exorbitant power bills
People demonstrated against exorbitant power bills on the streets of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region on Saturday.
Protesters said inflation and now power price rise have made their lives miserable.
They blocked roads, set fire to power bills and announced they would challenge the “injustice” by the public utility in the court of law, reports Dawn News.
For the fourth consecutive day, members of the business community in Peshawar demonstrated in Gulbahar, Kohati Gate, Shaheen Muslim Town, Paharipura and Warsak Road areas.
They said food inflation had hit an all-time high to the misery of the common man, who was struggling to make ends meet, reports Dawn News.
Awami National Party, Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamaat-i-Islami urged the government to address “inflated” power bills and control prices and said they supported the people’s street protests.
Maulana Abdul Jalil Jan of the JUI-F, Ikhtiar Wali Khan of the PML-N and Tahir Abbas of the PPP told Dawn that they supported the people’s fight against price hike.
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