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Friday, July 19, 2024  
12 Muharram 1446  

Sukkur residents lead motorcycle funeral to protest fuel price hike

Lifeless motorcycles carried on bamboo

Sukkur residents protested high petroleum prices by taking out a symbolic “funeral” of motorcycles on Thursday.

The carried the “lifeless” motorcycles – since they had run out of petrol and the owners could not refuel due to rising prices –- on bamboos and walked down the streets.

People of all ages participated in the “funeral.”

The protest was organized by Shehri Ittihad, a social organization.

Sheri Ittihad Chairman Ubaid-Ullah Bhutto told reporters motorcycle is commonly used by low-income and middle-income groups and its funeral symbolized their difficulty in paying high prices of petroleum products.

This is not the first time Sukkur residents have adopted a weird method to highlight a civic issue.

In 2021, women protested in the streets against inflation by carrying vegetables, fruits, bread, and other food items in their hands.

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