AJK Govt Announces Subsidized Package in Flour, Electricity

Mon May 13 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has announced a subsidy on the price of flour and electricity soon after the federal government approved the release of twenty-three billion rupees from the national exchequer to resolve the long-awaited issue.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad today, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chaudhry Anwaar ul Haq said notifications have been issued immediately after the intervention of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to resolve the matter.

PM AJK Thanks Shahbaz Sharif

Meanwhile, in his press conference, the AJK Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif for his timely intervention to resolve the issue amicably and ordered the prompt issuance of notifications.

As per the notification, the price of flour has been reduced from Rs3100 to 2000 per 40 kilograms, where the per unit price of electricity would be Rs 3 for usage between 1-100 units, Rs 5 per unit between 100-300 units and Rs 6 per unit would be charged against consumers utilizing 300 and above units.

Meanwhile, commercial rates of electricity have been fixed at Rs10 per unit for 1–300-unit slab and Rs 15 for 300 and above slab.

The AJK Prime Minister also thanked the federal government for taking the burden of twenty-three billion rupees on the national exchequer with an open heart for the sake of the people of Azad Kashmir.

JAAC Likely to Call Off Protest Today

In line with the recent announcement by the federal and AJK government for the people of Kashmir, the Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC) is likely to call off their protest today. Meanwhile, the officials and JAAC members have agreed to read out details of the notification before protesters in Muzaffarabad that would follow the end of the protests across AJK.

Four Days of Continues Unrest

Earlier during the last four days, there was a complete shutter down and wheel-jam strike across the state against the electricity price hike and taxes.

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