After Textile mill owners in Faisalabad had decided to go on strike after a 17% sales tax was imposed on textile processing units, now trading community of the major industrial city on Monday (July 8) announced to observe a two-day strike of all processing units over the imposition of sales tax.
Exhibiting strong opposition to federal government’s stance on sales tax, All Pakistan Anjuman Tajran have affirmed that all small and big-scale markets will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday. In this regard, police were observed holding a flag march which witnessed participation of police officials in humongous numbers.
On the other hand, All Karachi Tajir Ittehad committee has also announced that it will observe a three-day strike from today (July 8) against the recent imposition of taxes. In this regard, the traders have compiled an 11-point list of demands for the federal government. The Karachi-based businessmen and traders have also demanded the removal of Mr Imran Ismail as Governor of Sindh. They said: “He [Governor] should take his words back or head home”.
The traders have also demanded direct intervention of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa into the matter. Due to the announced strike, 1,140 markets will be closed.
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