Scores of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers took to streets in the federal, provincial capitals and more than a hundred district headquarters across Pakistan on Sunday to protest the fresh increase in prices of petroleum products.
The countrywide protest campaign was called by PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari after the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) jacked up prices of petroleum products. “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 had said in a statement.
Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans, PPP workers held demonstrations in front of press clubs in each city, district and even tehsil headquarters in all corners of the country.
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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, Punjgur, Sibi, Nasirabad, Tharparkar. Addressing protesters in different cities, PPP leaders and workers thanked party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for mobilising the workers even in the remotest corners of the country.