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Announcement of Joint Action Committee to end strike and protest

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Announcement of Joint Action Committee to end strike and protest

The Joint Awami Action Committee announced the end of the strike and protest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In this regard, the Joint Public Action Committee says that the government accepted all the demands of the protesters yesterday.

Transport has been partially restored today for the 5th day after the Joint Public Action Committee announced the end of the protest movement in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The participants of the long march from different districts started returning to their respective areas.

According to the spokesperson of the Joint Public Action Committee, mourning day is being celebrated today for the death of 3 people during the protest movement, all private and public educational institutions are closed in Muzaffarabad.

Spokesperson of the Joint Public Action Committee says that the protest movement was ended after the demands were accepted, business centers, markets and shops will remain closed till 3 o’clock today.

In various districts of Azad Kashmir, internet service is suspended and affected in some places due to which the citizens are facing difficulties.

On the call of the Azad Kashmir Bar Council, the lawyers have boycotted the court proceedings.

Markets and streets are deserted in eight places and Nikyal.

Public protest against electricity bills and inflation in Azad Kashmir / Photo courtesy of Social Media

The funeral prayers of two citizens who died in the protest movement will be offered today in Muzaffarabad, while the funeral prayers of the third will be offered in Shonalata.

Due to the shutdown of the Internet, the information about the success of the negotiations could not reach the protestors.

Awami Action Committee leader Shaukat Nawaz Mir said in a conversation with ‘Jeo News’ that our movement continued for 1 year.

He says that for the first time people from all over Azad Kashmir came together on one platform, our movement had 3 basic demands.

According to Shaukat Nawaz Mir, our demand was to give cheap flour, cheap electricity and to end the privileges of elites.

He further said that he thanks Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif for accepting the demands.

Awami Action Committee leader Shaukat Nawaz Mir also says that due to the shutdown of the internet, the information about the success of the negotiations could not reach the protesters.

Protests were held against electricity bills and inflation

It should be noted that a violent protest was held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir by the Awami Action Committee against electricity bills and inflation.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called an important high-level meeting on violent protests yesterday in which President Azad Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood, Prime Minister Anwar Haq and other leaders participated.

In the meeting, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved the immediate provision of 23 billion rupees to solve the problems of the people of Azad Kashmir after the protest.

All the demands of the Action Committee were accepted, electricity was fixed at Rs 3 per unit, Rs 5 per unit from 100 to 300 units and Rs 6 per unit for more than 300 units.

The price of 20 kg flour has been fixed at Rs 1 thousand, earlier the rate of flour was Rs 3100, on which a subsidy of Rs 1100 has been given.

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