KARACHI – Citizens of the largest Pakistan city have started dumping garbage on vehicles of Karachi Electric (KE) after they got enraged over collection of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) tax in already high electricity bills.
Videos circulating on social media show some citizens tossing bags filled with garbage into vehicle of the city’s electric supply company, visiting the area on a routine work.
The furious men can be heard saying, “Bhai kachra to le jao, ap KMC tax le rahay ho hum se (Brother, take the garbage with you as you are collecting KMC tax from us)”.
Residents in Karachi are protesting against the addition of the Karachi Municipal Corporation's (KMC) tax to K-Electric’s (KE) bills— Sumaira Hadi (@SumairaHadi) September 19, 2022
Furious citizen dumps garbage in KE vehicle after addition of KMC tax in power bill pic.twitter.com/ogj5t214Qd
Offended by the act, KE workers stopped the van and asked the men as to why they are throwing the garbage into their vehicle.
However, they drove away without further reaction after they found no way to stop the people.
As the videos went viral on social media, they triggered a campaign of dumping garbage into KE vans and in front of its office.
Reports said that the KMC aims at collecting around Rs3 billion yearly in wake of municipal utility charges and taxes (MUTC) from citizens of Karachi through KE bills.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|