Tuesday, February 7

Traders observes strike across Sindh

KARACHI:Traders observed a shutter down strike across Sindh against hike in sales taxes.

On the call of Markazi Tanzeeme Tajiran Pakistan (MTTP) and All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran, traders in Karachi, Thatta, Larkana, Sukkur and other cities of Sindh kept their business closed.

In this regard, president of the Tariq Road Alliance said he was supporting the call for strike given by APAT and the Tajir Action Committee. All markets in Bahadurabad Tariq Road, Saddar and Clifton were closed for business. Naeem Mir, General Secretary of the APAT, said the business community was united and observed a shutter-down strike with full force. “The government was sparing no effort to divide the business community but is hopeless.

It is important to mention here that in Karachi, one group has said it would continue with the strike but another says it would not be participating at all and will keep its shops and businesses open. In other cities of Sindh including Hyderabad, Thatta, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas, traders observed strike and closed their business.

The Tajir Action Committee is against the protest and will be proceeding as usual while the Markazi Tanzeem Tajiran has announced that it will shut down its businesses. The All City Tajir Ittehad disassociated itself from the protest earlier.

The traders say they want the government to remove the new condition that traders must present their CNICs for purchases over Rs50,000.