JAAC Halts AJK Protests as Demands Satisfied!

News Desk1 week ago

Following the announcement of a Rs23 billion subsidy package for the people of AJK by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the committee that had been leading the demonstrations canceled its plans.

The AAC released a statement saying, “The government accepted all the demands of the protesters yesterday.”
To honor those who lost their lives in the protests, the AAC announced that today until 3 p.m., there will be a state-wide shutdown.

Shaukat Nawaz Mir, the leader of the alliance, further asked that the government provide financial support to the families of three protestors and one police officer who lost their lives in the violence.

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It is pertinent to mention here that Azad Jammu and Kashmir witnessed violent clashes between the police and activists of a rights movement amid a wheel-jam and shutter-down strike across the territory, which left at least three people dead and several others injured.

Recurring skirmishes between protestors and law enforcement officials in Muzaffarabad on Monday resulted in the death of at least one man and two injuries.

The cop was also slain during the altercation, and multiple other LEAs were hurt. The government of Azad Kashmir (AJK) had declared a day earlier that the costs of flour and power will be reduced for the people of AJK.

A notice stated that the cost of a 40 kg bag of wheat flour has dropped from Rs 3100 to Rs 2000, a reduction of Rs 1100. The administration also gave its approval to a drop in the cost of power.

As per the notification, domestic consumers using up to 100 units will be charged Rs 3 per unit, while those using 101-300 units will be charged Rs 5 per unit. Consumers using more than 300 units will be charged Rs 6 per unit.

Industrial consumers using up to 300 units will be charged Rs 10 per unit, while those using more than 300 units will be charged Rs 15 per unit.

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