Rallies staged against runaway inflation, flour crisis in KP

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LAKKI MARWAT: The Awami National Party’s Lakki section organised a rally successful Naurang municipality present connected Wednesday against runaway ostentation connected the telephone of party’s provincial president Aimal Wali Khan.

ANP’s territory president Malik Ali Sarwar Khan led the rally, which was taken retired from the party’s bureau and converged adjacent the aged railway crossing aft passing done antithetic bazaars.

Party’s bureau bearers and workers, section assemblage members and residents participated successful the rally.

Speaking connected the occasion, Malik Sarwar, Farmanullah, Eng Latifullah and others said the skyrocketing prices of regular usage commodities had snatched the 2 times repast from the poor. They said adjacent the mediate people was incapable to marque ends meet.

The ANP leaders said the surge successful prices of wheat flour and different indispensable items had forced the radical to perpetrate suicides. They regretted that the provincial authorities has failed to guarantee availability of flour and different nutrient items successful markets.

In Kohat, the ANP workers demonstrated against shortage of wheat flour and terms hike connected Wednesday.

A ample fig of radical gathered extracurricular the Kohat Press Club holding placards inscribed with slogans against the government.

ANP territory president Dr Safdar, wide caput Syed Kashif Shah, caput accusation Rahib Noor, erstwhile president Masood Khalil Advocate and others spoke connected the occasion.

They said radical were being humiliated portion lasting successful agelong queues to get a flour bag, but the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and national governments were not bothered.

They claimed that hundreds of thousands of tons of wheat was being smuggled to Afghanistan and the remaining stocks had been hidden successful warehouses by the influential people, who the authorities was incapable to proceed against.

In Lower Dir, hundreds of Jamaat-i-Islami workers staged a rally successful Timergara contempt rainfall against shortage of wheat flour and inflation.

The JI workers gathered astatine Ahyaul Uloom successful Balambat and marched connected the roadworthy carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the government’s nonaccomplishment to power inflation.

JI territory main Izazul Mulk Afkari, wide caput Hafiz Yaqubur Rehman and Malik Sher Bahadar led the protesters.

The protesters blocked the main roadworthy astatine Gorgorai Chowk for immoderate clip arsenic the postulation was diverted connected the Timergara Bypass Road.

On this occasion, Mr Afkari said the Pakistan Democratic Movement authorities astatine the centre and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf authorities successful Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab had failed to power spiraling ostentation and unemployment.

He claimed authorities warehouses were filled with wheat, but citizens were forced to basal successful queues to get a 20kg flour bag. He said some the PDM and the PTI had deceived the federation connected specified slogans.

Mr Afkari said the regular wagers were incapable to provender their families arsenic the prices of indispensable commodities had accrued manifold.

In Bajaur, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl workers took retired a rally against terms hike, holding the provincial authorities liable for the skyrocketing prices of indispensable commodities.

The rally held extracurricular the Bajaur Press Club was attended by enactment workers and wide nationalist successful ample numbers.

The participants were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against runaway inflation. They besides chanted slogans against some the national and provincial governments implicit their nonaccomplishment to power the crisp emergence successful prices of flour, ghee, chicken, sugar, vegetables and different commodities.

JUI-F Bajaur main Maulana Abdur Rasheed and others addressed the participants.

They said though JUI-F was portion of the conjugation authorities astatine the centre, they would proceed raising dependable against terms inflation.

The speakers said the national authorities didn’t instrumentality measures to supply alleviation to people. They besides lambasted the provincial authorities led by PTI for its nonaccomplishment to curb rising prices of commodities.

The JUI-F leaders besides expressed interest implicit irregularities successful organisation of subsidised wheat flour successful the territory and its mediocre quality. They claimed the subsidised flour was mostly landing successful the hands of influential people.

Published successful Dawn, January 12th, 2023

Source Dawn