Refuse registration, surrendering CNIC: Traders’ countrywide shutter down on 28th

The Serena Chowk turned into a battlefield when a large number of protesting traders faced police ‘baton-charge’ as they raised full-throated slogans against tax reforms of the govt. After failure of talks with the FBR, the trader’s community has announced to observe a countrywide ‘shutter-down’ strike on 28th-29th Oct’19 against tax reforms. The business community has strongly rejected the condition to submit a copy of CNIC on sale and purchase of items valued at and over PKR 50,000. They have also refused to get themselves registered with the FBR.