Traders Union Strike Across Pakistan Against Withholding Tax
KARACHI: The traders unions have appealed all traders to shutter-down stike against the recent implementation of withholding tax on banking transcations.
The shutter down is observed in the most part of the country against the imposition of withholding tax while the second strike is said to be on 15 August.
Traders all over Pakistan had rejected and don’t accepted the withhold tax on bank transaction.
While some of the traders have rejected today’s strike and said that the strike would be observed on 5th August.
All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran have appealed to all the business traders and had also told to join them in the protest against withholding tax bank transaction.
Meanwhile Some of the traders have rejected today’s strike, had said that they affirms their disassociation against the protest. In Karachi Joriya Bazar, Botan Markert, Liaquatabad and including Haideri Market were shutter down.
Lahore and Peshawar observed various market are reported to be close. Multan Traders have also at strike today and also announced a shutter down on August 5.
All the protesters demands the removal of the withholding tax in future. One of the Traders while contacting in ShahAlam said "the business are already down we are already suffering from losses and the government further pours burden on each withhold tax on banking."
Earlier, All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (AKTI) had boycotted the countrywide lockdown being observed by the traders against the withholding tax.
AKTI Chairman Atiq Mir had voiced reservations against Anjuman-e-Tajiran that gave call for today’s shutter-down, saying that the latter is a government-sponsored trade body; hence, their strike today is unacceptable.
Mir had also announced to observe strike on August 5 against the withholding tax imposition on banking transactions.
Later, the traders unions in the metropolitan city got united and announced to jointly observe strike today and on August 5.
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