President Qasim jumart tuqayf on protests and violent demonstrations across the country on the rise in petrol prices in Kazakhstan was sacked from Cabinet resignation of the Prime Minister.
According to the International News Agency, nationwide protests against the increase in prices of petroleum products have been going on in Kazakhstan since January 2, which turned into violent protests. At least 95 policemen were injured in protesters and 200 protesters were arrested.
Demonstrators demanded a reduction in petrol prices by more than half, or at least the same as last year, and said that nationwide protests would continue until the government resigned.
At the request of the people, President Qasim had a long meeting with the Prime Minister, after which Prime Minister Askar Maman tendered his resignation. The president accepted the resignation and announced the dismissal of the cabinet and declared a state of emergency in the protest capital, Almaty, in the province of Mangisto until January 17.
President Qasim Jomart Tokayev said in a statement that the caretaker cabinet has been formed to take steps to restore control of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices on a priority basis and to reduce the prices of essential commodities, including petrol and diesel. Has ordered
It should be noted that since January 2, there have been nationwide protests in Kazakhstan against the increase in petrol prices.