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Tokayev instructed to temporarily introduce state regulation of prices for LNG and gasoline

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. Archive photo NUR-SULTAN, 5 January. Following the government meeting, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev ordered to introduce state regulation of prices for liquefied gas and gasoline for six months and gave a number of other instructions to stabilize the socio-economic situation, reported his press service.

& # 34; Introduce state regulation of prices in addition to liquefied gas for gasoline and diesel for a period of 180 days & # 34 ;, stated in the list of instructions.

It is added that Tokayev instructed “to introduce state price regulation for socially significant food products”, “consider the need to introduce a moratorium on increasing utility rates for the population for a period of 180 days”, “consider the issue of subsidizing rents for secondary housing for socially vulnerable segments of the population.” The President also instructed to start developing a law “On Bankruptcy of Individuals” and create a public fund “To the People of Kazakhstan”, financed from private and public sources, to solve health problems and children. Tokayev accused the government of the protest situation in Kazakhstan In the early days of 2022, residents of the cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangistau region (an oil-producing region in western Kazakhstan) protested against a two-fold increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to form a government commission to consider the situation. She announced on January 4 that she was ready to fulfill the main demand of the protesters and reduce the price of gas. However, the protests have spread to other cities. In Alma-Ata, the largest city in the country, on the evening of January 4 and on the night of January 5, protesters clashed with the security forces, the police used gas and stun grenades. Tokayev urged people to show prudence and not succumb to provocations from inside and outside. He noted that calls to attack civilian and military offices are illegal. According to him, “the power will not fall,” but the country “does not need a conflict, but mutual trust and dialogue.” Later, the president declared a state of emergency in Mangistau region and Alma-Ata until January 19. It provides for a curfew from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm; prohibition of mass events and strikes; a ban on the sale of weapons, ammunition and alcohol; confiscation of weapons and ammunition from people; strengthening the protection of especially important facilities. Also, entry and exit from Alma-Ata is restricted, document checks, searches of people and vehicles are prescribed. On the morning of January 5, Tokayev dismissed the government of the republic and said that the Cabinet of Ministers was especially guilty for allowing a protest situation. The President also noted the gradual rectification of the situation in Alma-Ata and Mangistau region after the introduction of the state of emergency. “Prices are growing, people are tired.” Because of what pogroms in Kazakhstan


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