Traders Observes Countrywide Shutter Down Strike Against WHT78 views
Posted by The Kooza on Friday, July 31, 2015
LAHORE: Trader Unions across the country are observing a country wide shutter down strike today (Ist August) against the withholding tax on banking transactions.
The strike call has been given from All Pakistani Anjuman-e-Tajiran and Quomi Tajir Ittehad and other traders bodies assured of their full support to them.
All markets and majority of business centers will remain closed on Ist August and the rival party of the PMLN’s led federal government PTI has also assured their full support to the traders on this issue.
Federal Government had imposed 0.6% withholding tax on each banking transaction of Rs. 50,000 or more which later on revised to 0.3% amidst protests of traders.