Karachi, Pakistan - IslamicRepublicof
PAKISTANI TRADERS PROTEST AGAINST SALES TAX.
Pakistani policemen stand guard at a Karachi street January 14 where traders shut their businesses in protest against "forced registration of their shops by the authorities". The protest was organised by the Karachi Tajir (Traders) Action committee. More than 300 traders shut their businesses for four hours on Friday against the imposition of GST (General Sales Tax). Traders agitation has prevented the imposition of sales tax in two previous successive governments of Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif.