Traders observe shutterdown strike against bloated electricity bills in Pakistan.
Amid backbreaking inflation, traders on Friday observed a complete shutterdown strike in Pakistan against the inflated electricity bills.
The recent massive hike in electricity bills has not only shaken the already-burdened domestic consumers but also the trader community across the country.
Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar asked the people to pay their utility bills since there was not any other option.
He added that they were negotiating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the issue.
The reason behind the high electricity bills was the IPPs and line losses, he added.
In the port city, all major bazaars, markets, business centres and shopping plazas remained closed on the calls of different trade unions.
The traders were of the view that the hike in power tariff was unbearable for them.