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PoK people demonstrate demanding tax-free electricity PoK

PoK people demonstrate demanding tax-free electricity

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Oct 2023, 05:59 pm

A large number of people hit the streets of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Thursday  as part of their steady campaign in favour of their demands which include  tax-free electricity, subsidised wheat flour, and abolition of the unwarranted perks and privileges of the political and bureaucratic elite.

The rallies and demonstrations were held amid a complete shutter-down and wheel jam strike in Muzaffarabad and Poonch divisions and partially in Mirpur division, reports Dawn News.

No incident of violence was reported from any region of PoK.

All shops and businesses, including tandoor (clay oven), medical, fruit, and vegetable stores, remained closed. Even street vendors were nowhere to be seen. Public as well as private transport also remained off the roads, both in Muzaffarabad and Poonch divisions, reports Dawn News.

In Mirpur division, though a partial wheel jam and shutterdown strike was observed, residents staged big rallies in the cities of Mirpur and Kotli in support of their demands.

In Muzaffarabad, people took out rallies from different neighbourhoods, which assembled at Gillani Chowk. Some participants in these rallies were holding black flags and the region's flags.

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