Unbridled inflation: Imran gives call for countrywide protest on Sunday

By: News Desk
Published: 08:47 PM, 16 Jun, 2022
Unbridled inflation: Imran gives call for countrywide protest on Sunday
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Former prime minister Imran Khan has given a call for countrywide protest on Sunday against the government for increasing the price of petroleum products, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Thursday.

In a video message, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman called on the people of Pakistan to join the protest on Sunday at 9pm against the rising inflation and the government's failure to provide people with relief.

The government yesternight raised the price of petrol by Rs24.3 to Rs233.89 per litre third time in the last 18 days.

“Everyone has to come out against this imported government, otherwise inflation will further increase,” Imran Khan said, adding that he will address the protestors," Imran Khan said.

People in different cities protested the Rs84 hike in petrol prices by the government for 18 days. In Lahore, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) organised a protest rally. During the protest, a symbolic demonstration was staged in which people with their hands and feet tied were thrown before the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The protesters also chanted slogans against the increase in petrol prices. They also flayed the federal ministers for advising people to take less tea and use less petrol.

 “This is not respect to vote; this is respect to petrol,” said JI leader Ahmed Salman Baloch, criticising PML-N’s famous respect to vote slogan.

 “When the petrol prices go high, people hurriedly stand in long queues to get tanks of their vehicles filled with fuel instead of raising voices against the hike,” he added.

 “I want to tell the people that life will not go on like this now, for this is not a solution to the problem. The solution to all the problems is Jamaat-e-Islami,” he claimed.

 “Whether it is New Pakistan or Old Pakistan, every government has thrown the people with their hands and feet tied before the IMF,” he flayed.

Meanwhile, in Multan, people flayed the hike in petrol prices, stating that the hike would bring a tsunami of inflation in its consequences.