Trade bodies announces movement against withholding tax

LAHORE: Trade bodies have announced to launch a protest movement against withholding tax, threatening the government that a shutter down strike and complete shutdown of their bank transactions might ensue if the demands of traders were not met.


In two different press conference held by as many factions of the Alll Pakistan Anjuman Tajiran in Lahore, it was announced that the Supreme Council of Trade Organizations has given an approval for the proposed protest movement that they intend to launch on September 2.

They said as part of the next round of protest, traders would stop all transactions with banks on September 4.

The press conferences were addressed by Khalid Pervez and Khawaja Shafiq who said they were united in launching the protest movement.