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TLP declares a nationwide strike on February 27

Saad Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), declared on Monday a statewide protest against an increase in the price of petroleum products on February 27

The leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), Saad Rizvi, declared on Monday that a statewide protest against an increase in the price of petroleum goods would take place on February 27.

The TLP issued the administration a 72-hour deadline last week to reverse the price rise for petroleum items that was implemented in response to IMF instructions.

Saad Rizvi has pleaded with people to back the TLP’s campaign to end the crisis and save the future.

Saad Rizvi and Pir Syed Zaheer-ul-Hassan claimed in a video message that they gave the administration a deadline to reverse its decision but that the government did not heed their request. They urged people to record their protests against the heinous inflation and increase in the price of petroleum items and announced that TLP would observe a nationwide total shutter down strike.

In an earlier move on February 16 to release the $1.1 billion IMF loan tranche, the government raised the price of gasoline by Rs22.20 per litre.

According to the announcement made by the Finance Division, the cost of gasoline increased from Rs249.80 per litre to Rs272.00 per litre.

Also, the cost of kerosene oil increased by Rs12.30 to Rs202.73 per litre, the cost of light diesel by Rs9.68 to Rs196.68 per litre, and the cost of high-speed diesel (HSD) by Rs17.20 to Rs280.00 per litre.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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