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Shutter-down strike against govt plan to impose taxes

CHITRAL: Like other districts, a shutter-down strike is being observed in Chitral today (May 14) against the government’s plan to impose taxes in Malakand Division from July 1 this year.

All markets in Chitral town, Drosh, Booni as well as Mastuj remained closed.

A joint meeting of traders held in Timergara two days ago said Malakand Division had been declared a tax-free zone for 100 years after the merger of former Dir, Swat and Chitral states into Pakistan. They said the region was affected by militancy, flash floods, earthquakes and military operations, but even then the government planned to impose different taxes, which they said would be strongly resisted.

They decided to observe a shutter-down strike on May 14. Backing the announcement, traders and political representatives of Chitral at a meeting on Saturday also announced to observe a strike on Tuesday. They also asked the people of Chitral to join the strike to foil the government bid of imposing taxes on them.

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  1. Sher Wali Khan Aseer says

    قومی خزانے کو اپنی عیاشیوں پر اڑانے والے غریب کے منہ سے نوالا چھین رہے ہیں۔ ہم ایسا ہونے نہیں دیں گے۔ ہر طرح سے مزاحمت کریں گے۔

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