PESHAWAR, September 20: Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Mr Imran Khan torched electricity bills during his party’s sit-in in the federal capital Islamabad last night.
Supporters of Mr Khan’s PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Dr Tahirul Qadri have been protesting in Islamabad since 14 August, demanding prime minister resign and hold re-elections.
During his speech, Mr Khan asked Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif why his government had raised electricity tariff by almost 80 percent in one year and why he did not take steps to stop power theft in the country.
The PTI activists also protested hike in electricity charges and set fire to their power bills in Peshawar yesterday.
Mr Khan said he was in no mood to end the sit-in and that he would resume his protest after Eidul Azha.
Addressing a joint session of parliament, the Prime Minister, Mr Nawaz Sharif, said he would not bow to pressure of a few people to dissolve the assemblies and the government.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz also held a rally, led by party leader Mr Ameer Muqam in Peshawar on 20 September.
He said the PML-N had not got the government authority in charity and that some people were trying to disturb peace in the country.