Azad Kashmir observes shutdown, wheel-jam strikes against electricity bills, inflation


PESHAWAR A complete shutter down and wheel-jam strike was observed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir against inflation and exorbitant electricity bills. 

People took to streets in Muzaffarabad, Kotli and other areas of the region where shops remained closed in protest against what protesters called imposition of unnecessary taxes in the bills. 

Traders’ organisations, lawyers, transporters and people from different walks of life threw their weight behind the protests. Reports said general elections in the region has been delayed due to protests, adding that private schools have also announced vacations keeping in view the ongoing situation. 

Protesters also blocked roads at different points as public transport remained suspended in different areas. 

The leadership of Jamat-e-Islami and others parties has announced support for the protests, saying that public should be provided relief amid record inflation in the country. 

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