CNG price and shortage related protests continued today in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar

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Like yesterday, today as well people hit the roads of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Peshawar. Protests are against the government which committed the act of unnecessarily increasing the CNG prices as well as the off days of CNG filling stations were constantly being increased.

Transporters were also on strike and were on roads due to the fact that they were being denied the relaxation which was given to public transport within the off days of CNG. It was that CNG filling will be allowed few hours daily to serve the needs of public transport only.

As the relaxation of filling hours gone away from the public transporters, they gone on strike and hit the roads, so do the people who couldn’t reach their offices and educational institutions due to the unavailability of public transport. The biggest gathering was at Faizabad Rawalpindi. Protestors in Islamabad and Rawalpindi were shelled with tear gas shells, also were beaten with sticks by police. Also on some places like Faizabad Rawalpindi protestors were hit with rubber bullets.

In Peshawar 15o0 Rickshaw drivers protested against the availability of CNG and increased prices of fuel. Police again used sticks to scatter the protesters.

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