Traders observe countrywide strike against sales tax today

Traders announces countrywide strike on July 13 against budget

ISLAMABAD: The traders are observing countrywide strike today against the sales taxe in the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 and warned to extend the strike if their demands are not accepted.
Some groups had supported the strike call for many days. However, traders bodies distanced themselves from the strike. The traders Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Bannu, Mian Chanu, Sahiwal are observing strike. However, the PTI affiliated traders have distanced themselves from the strike.
The traders have installed banners inscribed with slogans against taxes and their demands. They are also taking out rallies in different cities of the country. The traders have warned the government to accept their demands, otherwise they would extend the one day strike.

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