Traders to observe countrywide strike against hike in POL products on July 4
The National Traders Alliance has appealed for countrywide strike against loadshedding and increase in POL prices on July 4th.
The decision was taken in a meeting of National Traders Alliance held here on Wednesday with its central President Sheikh Mohammad Mushtaq and was attended by Mian Akbar Rashid, Ansar Zahoor Butt, Babar Ali Khan, Mazhar Amin Butt, Sheikh Omar Hayat, Sheikh Salim Arshad, Chairman Jahangir, Zahid Mir, Mian Zahid Javed, Rao Qamar Akram, Humayun Mir, Idrees, Sabir Butt, Chairman Moazzam Butt, Younis, Zia-ud-Din Ansari, Chaudhry Kurram Elahi, Tariq Mehmood Mughal, Waqar Hussain, Sheikh Habib Ahmad and presidents and general secretaries of markets.
It was unanimously decided in the meeting that the traders throughout the country reject the increase in prices of petrol; diesel and kerosene oil and urged the government to withdraw its decision of increasing power tariffs from July 1st.
The meeting observed that due to long power outages, industries and business have been destroyed and unemployment has been increasing day by day but government was watching all these as a silent spectator and doing nothing for the solution.
The meeting urged the government to resolve the traders’ problems immediately before the traders throughout the country could come out on roads.
The meeting unanimously decided to observe countrywide strike against the discriminate steps of the government on July 4th and business centers and industries would be closed completely on that day.
According to the meeting, traders would hold convention following strike, in which future line of action would be devised and date in this regard would be announced soon.