Height of desperation: Rickshaw drivers climb electricity pylon to protest fines

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: March 16, 2012
Video Courtesy of Utube

LAHORE: They say desperation has no heights, but one rickshaw driver in Lahore took up that challenge on Friday.Rising expenses drove a motorcycle-rickshaw driver up the pole in the Sherakot area as he climbed an electricity pylon to protest against his third consecutive challan by the police. He was later joined by dozens more people, who climbed the tower.Electricity was turned off in the afternoon.The driver had first arrived in the area and informed people that he had been fined three times in the last three days, adding that he could no longer afford to pay the fines. Today the police had impounded his motorcycle-rickshaw.In protest, the driver climbed to the top of the tower with copies of the challan in his hand.

Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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