Traders call off protest on successful talks with Sindh governor

KARACHI: Karachi Tajir Ittehad on Sunday called off its three-day shutter down protest after successful meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.

The small traders representing various markets of Karachi city a day earlier decided to shut down their shops for initially three days in order to force the government to accept their demands related to taxation.

The traders had also demanded the federal government to replace Sindh governor.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail in the meeting with small traders apologized for his remarks related to collection of taxes.

The governor assured the traders that the tax authorities would not take any adverse action against traders for next one month. He also assured the trade community for negotiations on taxation measures.

At the meeting the trade associations presented their chartered of demand.

The traders said that they were ready to talk with the chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Till the meeting with the FBR chairman there will be no protest, the traders assured.

They said that the negotiations with the FBR chairman would be successful and in case of failure the traders would have no other option but to shut down their businesses.

The trade leaders including Jameel Pracha, Rizwan Irfan, Sheikh Alam, Hakeem Shaikh, Waqar Azeem and others were present at the meeting.

Leader of trade community Jameel Pracha asked the market associations to open their business on Monday July 08, 2019.

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