Islamabad, November 05, 2017 (PPI-OT):Tens of Thousands of Pakistan Peoples Party workers came out in streets in Federal, Provincial capitals and more than a hundred district headquarters across Pakistan to protest against exorbitant price-hike of petroleum products on Sunday. Following the call from Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the protests were announced a day before by Central Information Secretary of PPP Chaudhry Manzoor.
Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the fuel prices hike imposed by PML-N’s Federal government, the PPP workers held demonstrations in front of Press Club in each city, district and even Tehsil headquarters in all corners of the country. It may be mentioned here that PML-N government started rocketing up petroleum prices, especially after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif. “It appears that PML-N government wants to create chaos and punish the masses,” said a PPP worker protesting in front of Karachi Press Club.
Protest demonstrations were held in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Skardu, FATA, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Kashmore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Gujrat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Tank, Upper Dir, Mardan, Kohat, Mansehra, Bannu, Chitral, Dera Ismail Khan, Gwadar, Loralai, Turbat, Ziarat, Khuzdar, Qallat, Lasbella, Panjgur, Sibi, Nasirabad, Tharparkar etc.
Addressing the protesters in different cities, the PPP leaders thanked Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for mobilizing the workers even in the remotest corners of the country. It may be recalled that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had strongly condemned increase in PoL prices and termed this as victimization of the people on Wednesday.
“PML-N government has thrown petrol price-hike bomb at every Pakistani household and everyone is going to be adversely affected by this,” the PPP said in a statement. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PML-N government was pursuing ‘casino economy’ while poor are being squeezed and prices of the utilities have gone through the roof. But rulers are singing all is well.
PPP Chairman demanded immediate withdrawal of the PoL price-hike otherwise there will be public protests. He said that rulers’ luxuries have dragged masses into a slough of debts and urged the people it is time to rise-up. Following his directives, the PPP issued a country-wide call for protest demonstrations against the price-hike for Sunday.
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