Protests against inflated electricity bills rock Pakistan

LAHORE – Protests against inflated electricity bills rocked parts of Pakistan on Saturday.–Photo courtesy Twitter

LAHORE – Protests against inflated electricity bills rocked parts of Pakistan on Saturday.

In big cities like Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Faisalabad, angry people marched on the streets and burnt electricity bills. At many places, protesting people made announcements through loudspeakers, urging power consumers not to pay their electricity bills. They denounced the rulers over the ever-increasing costs of electricity in the country and called for suspension of free .

Pakistan has been rattled by an acute political and economic crisis after the success of the regime change operation, which was executed on April 10, 2022, and the government of the then Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed in consequence.

Currently, the Pakistani government is selling electricity to ordinary people at the rate of Rs65 per unity. The power tariff for commercial and industrial consumers much more higher.

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