• Friday, November 15, 2019

traders / businesses going on strike . IMF screwing pakistan

Discussion in 'Pakistan Economy' started by blueazure, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. blueazure

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    IMF jewish slave policies are failing pakistan .

    expect more chaos now

    shabbar zaidi, a known tax evader and thief, is now failing imran khan

    now we will tell govt their place ...

    IMF budget, my A***

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    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/496784-traders-nationwide-strike-from-13th
    KARACHI: The business community announced to observe countrywide shutter down strike on July 13 (Saturday) against hike in sales tax. All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran (APAT) announced a nationwide shutter-down strike from July 13. A strike was underway in Gujranwala by the Anjuman-e-Tajran Cloth Board, while the association's president announced that they would keep all shops and markets closed on Tuesday as well. Markets and shops would remain closed in Saeed Nagri Bazaar, Urdu Bazaar, Thakur Singh Bazaar, and Sarafa Bazaar for two days. The association's president threatened that the strike might continue indefinitely if the additional taxes are not withdrawn.

    A similar strike against rise in taxes was going on in Faisalabad as well, with markets including Ghalla Mandi and Chowk Ghanta Ghar completely closed.

    Traders and businessmen called a strike against imposition of 17 percent sales tax in the tribal districts as well, with as many as 35 steel mills reportedly shut down in the tribal regions. The president of the Fata Steel Mills Association has threatened to protest outside the provincial assembly if the tax is not withdrawn.

    The marble industry was also affected in Mardan, with factory owners and labourers staging a protest rally from the industrial estate to the Commissioner's office against the government for the rise in sales tax.

    The protesters said that the government was not willing to budge despite the fact that marble factories in the province had been closed for the past nine days.

    President of the All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran Ittehad said that the strike would be called against "the anti-trader policies announced by the government in the budget".

    Meanwhile, the Markazi Tanzeem-e-Tajran, an organisation of traders announced to support countrywide shutter down strike on Saturday (July 13). Addressing a news conference after a meeting of different bodies of traders here, Muhammad Kashif Chaudhry rejected the budget 2019-2020 saying the traders would continue to protest till acceptance of their demands.

    He said that there would be no talks with the government till their demands are accepted saying all efforts to divide the traders community would be foiled. He said the government was given 32-point charter of demands which was not given due consideration despite passage of July 7 deadline. Pakistan Traders alliance Chairman Shaikh Saleem, President Tanzeem-e-Tajran Punjab Sharjeel Mir and others were also present on the occasion.

    Meanwhile, Ajmal Baloch, President All Pakistan Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran and Khalid Chaudhry, Secretary Information Traders Action Committee Islamabad held a meeting with traders of the Islamabad Capital Territory on Wednesday and appealed them to fully participate in the nationwide shutter down strike successful on July 13, Saturday to express resentment over tax measures announced in the national budget by the federal government.

    Ajmal Baloch said that shutter down strike would not be against the government, rather it would be against the IMF-dictated anti-traders’ tax measures in budget. He said the detail of conditions given in the report released by IMF on Monday was quite disturbing as implementation of these conditions would further squeeze the business activities and economy.

    He said that FBR Chairman had been advising people on how to avoid tax payment and now he wanted to bring people into tax net within days, which was not feasible. He said that the government should have trained people on tax matters and created awareness in them about the benefits of tax payment, but nothing of this sort was done while amnesty scheme also seemed to have flopped. He said that FBR was not ready to listen to traders due to which trading community was worried while people were also facing great inflation.

    He demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan in consultation with traders should announce forthwith amendments in the budget; otherwise traders would go for complete shutter down on Saturday.

    Khalid Chaudhry former Senior Vice President ICCI and Secretary Information Traders Action Committee Islamabad said that without bringing any reforms in FBR, the government has handed over budget matters to the IMF. He said that increase in dollar price has brought a new wave of inflation in the country while imposition of new taxes in budget has created great concerns in the business community.

    He appealed to traders to observe shutter down on Saturday for protection of their business interests.
     
  2. 1Paki$tani

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    Let us see how long can they sustain this. So you want to hold government hostage so that you dont pay your share of the tax?

    Now for you, can you list their demands in point form so that we can discuss. Otherwise stop wasting time by creating topics.
     
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  3. blueazure

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    why ?

    its an open forum ?

    are you modding here ?

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    typical dumb govt tax collector hubris , LOL

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    demands??, read my post please
     
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    Let's see how long can Govt sustain ---- This slave govt is hostage to imf ---- it's not about not paying taxes, it's about:
    1) fair tax rates (not the ones dictated by imf)
    2) simplified taxation system (seems like tax laws are written directly under the supervision of shaitans)
    3) Haram Khors free FBR

    Legendary Khan want people to pay taxes without fixing the system first ------
     
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    explain this to jazbati fan boys like 1pakistani and ghazi . LOL


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    sorry , i voted for PTI
     
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  6. 1Paki$tani

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    You are posting crap and expect people to buy your BS.

    Since you have decided to open the topic for discussion how you provide relevant information.

    So what are their demands. You are crying foul yet refusing to provide the relevant information.

    Lol Fan boy.

    Arnt you the one talking about crypto non-stop? talk about being fan boy? At least I have background in this area and I know what I am talking about.
     
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  7. shah_123

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    It's not easy to talk to people who have cultists mentality. ---- All those who are attached with or support this barbaric Taxation system of ours are in deep trouble in next life (it all goes down to one's faith)

    Harassment/environment of fear always destroys the economy --- even if this nation is Tax chor, the way forward is not harassment. -

    The day FBR gets fixed+ our rulers stop taking dictation from IMF, almost 50% of things will get fixed.

    PTi govt and it's youth cries about under invoicing/tax invasion --- They never tried to find out the reason -- with current taxation system/rates, businesses will close down 100% -- The traders community, majority of them are small traders not earning more than 60-80k per month.--- Next in line are medium traders, most of these are traders are also importers and are already in tax net ---- the Big ones are like other big mafias, Govt can go and get them, no issues.

    Unless there's reasonable tax rates and honest people running tax system, nothing will change.
     
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    Meanwhile exports are up 7% this fiscal year.
     
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    You got any proof of that?
     
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    pay tax then stable the economy, stable the economy then we pay tax. the old chicken and egg paradox.

    People of Pakistan just cant swallow the fact that "sab chalta hai " concept is long gone. now we only have 1 options pay the tax peacefully or else
     
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    Theres a reason these people were all fine under the previous goverments they never cryed foul then its due to them having to pay their share its that simple but because everyone has their own political allegiance they have to twist and post stuff
     
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    And crystal meth like dozes of subsidy played an important role, subduing them.
     
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    not that bad actually as you are portraying.
     
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    Traders who are not willing to pay tax should have their business license revoked. Shouldn't be able to trade a penny if they aren't paying tax.
     
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