Citizens suffer as transporters strike over POL price hike | Pakistan Today

Citizens suffer as transporters strike over POL price hike

Citizens had to face severe hardship due to a simultaneous strike by transporters in Karachi, Lahore and some cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on Tuesday against the reent increase in prices of petroleum products and CNG.
Expressing concern and resentment over the hike in oil prices and CNG rates, public transport operators and goods’ carriers went on a one-day wheel-jam strike in Karachi, Lahore and various cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including provincial capital Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi and Nowshera.
The strike crippled routine life and the people had to face difficulties in traveling due to the absence of public transport. Other means of traffic in these cities remained very thin as people feared burning of their vehicles.
A large number of people, especially students of school and colleges, office-goers, factory workers and labourers, were seen waiting at bus stops and thin presence was noticed in educational institutions and offices.
Many workers could not reach work due to the strike.
Commuters, mostly women at various bus stops, said this strike call by the transporters created immense problems for them.
Meanwhile, the Karachi Board of Secondary Education postponed the English language paper for Matriculation students in the wake of the strike.
Goods’ transporters also supported the strike, halting their goods and petrol supply to different cities of the country.
The transport owners have called upon the government to withdraw the increase in petroleum prices and allow them to raise fares.

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