Islamabad: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Siraj Ul Haq on Tuesday announced a countrywide strike against the inflated electricity bills on September 2. Siraj Ul Haq expressed his gratitude for his campaign against the exorbitant power bills in a video message that quickly gained popularity on social media. He also praised trade associations, the business community, students, attorneys, and other individuals. He declared that Jamaat-e-Islami’s strike to shut down businesses will be nonviolent. No encirclement or arson will take place, he added.
Furthermore, He made fun of the caretaker administration, claiming that it was not their responsibility to raise electricity prices. Siraj Ul Haq stated that the caretaker government’s obligation is to hold elections within 90 days. He also remarked that the interim administration should hold elections and transfer power to elected officials. JI Ameer urged the populace to make all necessary preparations so that the strike for their rights would be effective. Siraj promised a nationwide “shutter down” strike on September 2 in protest of the unreasonable rise in electricity prices.