JI announces countrywide wheel jam strike on Sep 2
By News Desk
August 27, 2023 09:16 PM
Jamaat Islami Karachi head Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman announced a wheel jam strike across the country and a sit-in at the Sindh Governor’s House on Saturday, September 02, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The JI leader led a rally at Five Star Chowrangi against the inflation and expensive power tariff on Sunday.
Addressing the rally, he announced a wheel jam strike across Pakistan on September 2 over the soaring high electricity rates and bills. He said that the hike in electricity rates is not at all acceptable to the public and it is straight-up oppression. The public is unable to pay their children’s school fees because of the electric bills.
Hafiz Naeem said that this government was imposed on the nation by the dictators comprised of bureaucrats, landlords and feudal lords. They have no idea of the suffering the public is going through. These rulers engineer the politics and they will have to run out of the country if the public starts their politics. He said that we do not want a revolution that is based on anarchy and loss.
He said that the agricultural taxes are only Rs4 billion per year but thousands of billions are deducted from the salary class in the name of taxes. These oppressive taxes should be imposed on Judges, the bureaucrats and the powerful.
JI leader Naeem said that the Governor House sit-in will be staged just to tell them the situation of the public. We will press them enough with the wheel jam strike that they will have no other option than to reduce the electricity rates and bills. He said that PM Anwar Kakar should not even think about raising the petrol prices as the public is already very furious over the high electric bills.
Naeem said that 48% tax is being taken from the public in the electricity bill demanded an immediate reduced in the taxes and bills of electricity.
The worried citizens gathered at chowrangi and protested against the bills. The protestors raised slogans demanding to eliminate the economic murder of the public.