Pattoki, Punjab: Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) staff in the Kasur region of Punjab’s Pattoki city just put customer invoices in front of their houses and businesses on Monday, fearing that the public would be outraged at the raised pricing.
Wala Hussain Khan Residents of Chak No. 8 were observed collecting their scattered electrical bills on the road. They included ladies who had come to pick up their bills.
Locals protested by burning their bills and demonstrating their anger at the rising electricity charges. According to them, additional levies were collected, raising the price per unit from Rs17 to Rs75.
The residents also asked the interim government to supply them with energy based on the fees they paid the previous year.
Protests erupted across the country after the government raised the price of electricity, leaving people with enormous monthly bills. Many people pushed for not paying taxes at all.
National demonstrations were organized by political parties and trade organizations against the government and electric utility suppliers.
Outraged electricity users protested in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Jahanan, Jhelum, and Lahore, and in a few cases, electrical company personnel were beaten when they sought to take customers’ meters.