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JI protest against load-shedding

By Our Correspondent
June 25, 2024
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami shouting slogans during protest against inflated electricity bills, at Murree road in Rawalpindi on June 23, 2024. — Online
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami shouting slogans during protest against inflated electricity bills, at Murree road in Rawalpindi on June 23, 2024. — Online

Rawalpindi:Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) staged a protest demonstration here on Murree Road against long hours of electricity load-shedding and increase in electricity on Sunday.

JI central ameer Hafiz Naeemur Rehman had given call for protest demonstrations across the country against load-shedding and increasing electricity tariffs. Naib ameers of JI Rawal­pindi district Raza Ahmad Shah and Syed Uzair Hamid, general secretary Attique Ahmad Abbasi, deputy genral secretary Shaikh Masood Ahmad address protestors.

The speakers also criticised the Government increasing burden of taxes on poor people and excessive load-shedding making lives of common man miserable. They regretted that neither the rulers were ready to give up their privileges nor they were broadening the tax net to the elite class. "We will stand by poor masses against cruel acts of rulers," they maintained. The protestors carrying banners and placards raised slogans against load-shedding and addition tax burden on people.