In Pakistan, there have been demonstrations against excessive electricity prices

In the last year, the cost of electricity has doubled, while the cost of fuel has increased by more than 150 percent.


In Peshawar, Pakistan, people protest against exorbitant billing by burning their power bills.

After the government resisted cutting energy costs without the approval of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), protests in Pakistan over high electricity bills grew.

People burned utility bills, blocked roads, and attacked the offices of power providers during last week’s protests against a sharp increase in the price of electricity in key cities.

Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister, has pledged to provide assistance, but on Tuesday, his cabinet indicated that doing so would imperil a significant International Monetary Fund loan.

For a $3 billion loan in July intended to revive the faltering economy of the nuclear-armed country, the international lender had imposed strict conditions on Pakistan, including the termination of energy subsidies and the achievement of revenue objectives.

More people joined demonstrations and protests around Pakistan, including in the capital city of Islamabad, as a result of the government’s inactivity.

“We are submerged in the inflationary deluge. These expenses are intolerable. Taxi driver Noorul Amin stated, “If I pay the bill this month, I would not be able to feed my three children.

A barber named Mohamed Karamat got a charge for 60,000 Pakistani rupees (about $200) for the month of August, which he said was out of his price range.

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During a protest against inflation in Hyderabad, people yell anti-rising energy price chants and carry banners.

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During a protest in Quetta, people lit electrical bills on fire.