Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday announced that a nationwide strike would be observed on September 2 against the inflated electricity bills.
Speaking at a public rally in Lahore, he announced that peaceful protests would be held outside WAPDA offices across the country.
He said that “the 224 million Pakistanis are not slaves of the IMF. We won’t tolerate further oppression and injustice. We have endured a lot.”
“The nation stands united for its rights and the Islamic democratic revolution is our destination,” he added.
Protests also erupted across multiple cities on Sunday as citizens voiced their discontent over the escalating cost of electricity. The protesters carrying placards chanted slogans against the government.
They urged the government to do away with extra taxes and give relief to the masses already reeling under super inflation.
Protests were held in numerous locales, including Multan, Faisalabad, Nowshera, Bahawalpur, Sadiq Abad, Hujra Shah Muqeem, Okara, Kasur, Malakand, and Gujranwala, among others.