27th February Shutter Down Strike Call in Pakistan 2023 in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, and Sargodha, and All over Pakistan is facing a crisis that has led to an increase in the price of petrol due to the depreciation of the local currency. This move has been met with strong opposition from various political parties who have criticized the government for adding more burden to the already struggling masses.
In response to the public outrage, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a far-right political party in the country, has given the government a 72-hour ultimatum to withdraw from the recent fuel price hike. In a press conference, TLP’s leader Saad Hussain Rizvi, accompanied by another party member, announced a nationwide strike on February 27, calling on the public to join them in pressurizing the government to reverse the decision made by a global lender, which has contributed to the worsening economic crisis.
Shutter Down Strike Call in Pakistan 2023
Purpose of Shutter Down Strike Call in Pakistan by TLP
On February 16, the government of Pakistan raised the price of petrol in order to meet the conditions set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to receive a $1.1 billion loan installment. The Finance Division issued a notification stating that the price of petrol was increased from Rs249.80 per liter to Rs272.00 per liter, an increase of Rs22.20 per liter.
In addition to the petrol price hike, the government also raised the prices of other fuels. The price of high-speed diesel (HSD) increased by Rs17.20 per liter to Rs280.00, while the price of kerosene oil went up by Rs12.30 to Rs202.73 per litre. The price of light diesel was also raised by Rs9.68 to Rs196.68 per litre.
Is There a holiday Tomorrow?
There is no official Notification by the government of Pakistan about the 27th February Holiday by TLP.
The party leaders announced an ultimatum to the government to withdraw the increase in the prices and asked government officials to stop using fuel.
Earlier, the TLP leader also extended support to business fraternity members amid hard times. Rizvi made the announcement, as he was criticized for not standing against the controversial hike.