RAWALPINDI: Traders in Rawalpindi announced on Friday that they will stage a sit in on June 19 on Murree Road and another on June 23 across Punjab province against power loadshedding and the gas crisis. Addressing a news conference at Rawalpindi Press Club, Shahid Ghafoor Piracha, Sharjeel Mir and others said that all the trade and business centers would remain closed on the said dates. Traders’ leaders said unscheduled loadshedding has made life difficult for traders and the masses. They said that trade activities have come to a halt while the wheel of national economy has stopped turning due to closure of industries. They said laborers were compelled to commit suicide due to starvation. Giving details of the proposed sit in, they said the traders would stage sit-in at Taili Mohalla and all trade organisations would participate. On the call of All Punjab Anjuman Tajraan, a complete shutter-down strike would be observed on June 23 in the province.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2012.
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