Even public transportation operators have been forced to present their final judgment to the government due to the current economic crisis and an increase in fuel prices.
In response to rising fuel prices and toll taxes, public transportation providers across the nation have called for a statewide strike to begin on August 2. The strike was declared by the Pakistan Public Transport Election Committee (PPTEC) at a press conference in Quetta.
Haji Saeed Jan, a representative of the committee, urged the government to accede to its requests by August 2 or prepare to bear the repercussions. He condemned the unfair behavior of raising the income tax and the small car tax.
Demands were made for the price of diesel to be lowered as well as for the new toll plazas to be eliminated and the old rates to be reinstated.
Where rising fuel costs hurt commuters, transport companies started overcharging customers. In order to stop the issue, authorities took strong measures and stationed police teams at bus terminals. The National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) also assumed control of the situation at the same time.
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