Imran Khan Launches a Nationwide Tax Strike to Oust Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif
On , Imran Khan, leader of
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a prominent political party in Pakistan, gave a
speech in which he called for a “civil disobedience movement” in which “we will not pay taxes, electricity or gas bills,” to the central government, in hopes of forcing the resignation of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Khan’s party is in charge of the government in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
province, and that government itself
plans to withhold its federal taxes and utility payments. Asked what they
would do if the government responded by cutting off utility service to the
province, province Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani said that they would
retaliate by cutting off the neighboring province of Punjab from the power
generated by the Tarbela Dam, which is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
As far as Glamorganshire is concerned, this lady has been pretty quiet during
. We have heard of no
additional gates having been destroyed. The authorities are still on the
alert, and we understand, that several mounted and other police nightly watch
the various toll-gates in the neighbourhood. One night last week, the patrol
which watched the Pomfald, and one or two other Gower gates, heard fifty or
sixty gun shots fired by the Rebeccaites, who, however, did not make their
appearance, but the police declare that spies were sent by Rebecca’s daughters
to watch the movements of the patrol.
Kidwelly and Three Commotts Trusts.
A Correspondent of the Morning Chronicle says,
“At the last meeting of these Trusts, the trustees agreed to a resolution
‘that there were certain grievances to be redressed, and that they would
redress them.’ It was then resolved that on the Kidwelly trust
thirteen gates were obnoxious, and that on the Three Commotts trust
there were ten gates which required removing, as being oppressive and
grievous. The Clerk had orders to give the necessary legal notice of the
meeting on , to have these
gates removed. Not the least singular fact at this meeting (to which,
by-the-by, reporters for the public press were for the first time
admitted) was, that many of the Magistrates were unaware of the existence of
so many gates on the road, and appeared perfectly astonished when they
heard them enumerated, and saw them marked on the map prepared for the
On , the Fair Derwin,
cross turnpike gale, about two miles from Brecon (on the Builth road), was
destroyed by some Rebeccaites. The work was done in a masterly style, in the
dead of the night, and the loss of the gate not discovered till about
. — We
understand that the Commissioners of the Brecon Turnpike Trust have given
notice for a meeting to Consider the propriety of discontinuing the different
cross gates in the trust.
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