PESHAWAR – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Woman Wing, Secretary General and Member of Provincial Assembly Shazia Aurangzeb has announced to hold a protest movement against surge in prices of petroleum products and excessive loadshedding from April 03, 2012 (today).

Speaking at a press conference here at Peshawar Press Club on Monday, she said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led government had been completely failed in overcoming the power outages, controlling price hike of essential commodities and other issues being faced by the entire nation.

The government, she said, did nothing about electricity as no planning for construction of a new dam had been made and it could not produce even a single megawatt of electricity and if it did so, they show its performance of last four years to the masses.

Condemning the statement of the PPP woman MPA Faiza Rasheed, the MPA of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said the PPP government and its allies took no step for the welfare of the people and even forgot its slogans of Roti, Kaprha and Makan.

Shazia Aurangzeb appreciated the Punjab government that it was working practically while distribution of laptop is apparent proof of its performance and development uplift in the province.

Responding to a query about joining of Ameer Muqam into the PML-N fold, she said those who wanted to make the country stronger could join her party while criticized the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and claimed that a secret agency was backing it.

APP adds: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Transporters Association here on Monday staged protest demonstration against recent increase in prices of petroleum products and demanded of the government to withdraw the decision in larger interest of people.

The transporters led by Haji Ehsan holding placards and banners marched from new bus stand to Hashtnagry Square and chanted slogans.

The leaders and office bearers of the association said the recent hike in prices of petroleum products and CNG will not cause enormous problems for people regularly travelling to cities but will put huge burden on poor and middle class people.

They said the transporters have no option but to increase fare of transport.

They urged the government to review its decision otherwise they would extend their strike to other districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa.