Purchasing power of the low income groups in Pakistan is lowered down further with increase in prices of essential commodities, flour bag of 20 kg price is increased to 700/rs in open market, on government utility stores its price is 390/rs but quality of the flour is low and causes stomach ache to consumers. Prior to the budget, which is likely to be announced in June from cigarettes to all other essential items, black marketers have stored illegally to get benefit of increase in prices in forthcoming national budget. With an increased period of electricity load shedding during the night people are unable to take sound sleep in hot summer nights, in NWFP where water supply systems are adversely affected by load shedding of electricity people are in difficult situation. Meanwhile lawyers have announced long march for restoration of deposed judges, law minister Mr. Farooq H Naik has said that necessary amendments will be made soon to restore the deposed judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Since last ten years electricity load shedding is causing unrest in public during hot summer season, according to official media sources in Karak district of NWFP 50% of electricity is illegally consumed by public, residents of Karak district prefer to get directly electricity from WAPDA electricity wires by anchor like hook, they do not opt for acquiring legal connection of electricity from WAPDA offices, to hide this theft WAPDA department opts for load shedding. Submitted by
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Tags: Price Hike , Load Shedding , Long March Of Lawyers , Pakistan
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