ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday announced a countrywide protest call on February 6 against the government’s decision to increase prices of gas as well as electricity and the privatisation of state owned entities.

A statement issued by PTI Central Secretariat says that the PTI leadership in a meeting held in Bani Gala under the chairmanship of Imran Khan unanimously decided to give a call for nationwide protests on 6th Feb in all districts against the growing economic oppression of the masses by the government.

“The new gas tax, no considerable decrease in the diesel and petrol prices, the commission-sucking Orange Line Train project, the growing burden on workers and farmers and the non transparent privatisation process without consulting the Council of Common Interests (CCI) along with the tax amnesty for tax evaders are of the reasons that forced PTI to announce protest,” the statement said.

Spokesperson to Chairman Imran Kan, Dr Shireen Mazari, said that Khan made it clear that enough was enough and PTI would not allow the poor of the country and the taxpayers to be victimised and exploited by a pro-rich, pro-tax evaders’ government.

She said that the Chairman PTI would give details today at a press conference.