KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami has demanded the govt to withdraw the increase in electricity tariff and POL prices immediately.

Acting JI Karachi chief Barjees Ahmed has strongly condemned the increase in power tariff and POL prices just before the Eidul Fitr by the government.

He said Nawaz-led newly elected government had increased the prices further which was an unjustified act with the people. Barjees said that the Nawaz Sharif during his election campaign had made tall claims that his government would eliminate loadshedding, poverty, unemployment and inflation, but unfortunately he was following the footsteps of previous PPP government.

He regretted that the people had voted for PML-N with a hope for their betterment but the newly-elected government has increased the POL prices thrice in just two months.