Awami Action Committee demands subsidised electricity bills, targets govt for negligence during PoK protest
A large group of people from the Awami Action Committee in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) demonstrated against spiked electricity bill and high prices of natural gas recently.
Blaming the government for being negligent and discriminatory, protesters demanded the government provide electricity and natural gas at subsidised rates to the people in the region, reported ANI.
Attacking the government, especially those sitting in Islamabad, protesters said that the common people had sent their representatives to the assembly with a lot of hope, but their leaders failed to meet their expectations, the news agency reported.
A protester was quoted as saying by ANI, “Do they not know how they reached the assembly? Did they reach assembly directly from the mother’s lap or did we send them to assembly? They don’t care about the poor people. They (leaders) are provided pick-and-drop facilities for their school-going children from the tax money. They use government vehicles for personal work.”
Leaders from the Awami Action Committee warned more protests will be held in future.
A leader of the Awami Action Committee told ANI, “When people had no tents, they (the government) decided to build a new Prime Minister’s house. The old building had no issue and it is still in use. The money which had come from Europe for the poor people, the new government used for the new PM House building."
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