Toll tax: Students complain of unjust charges

Students demanded they be exempted from paying the tax on the 67-kilometre long road when they only use 8-10km of it.


Our Correspondent December 08, 2012

TANDO JAM:


A large number of people, including Sindh Agriculture University’s employees and students, protested on Friday against having to pay a toll tax, which they felt was unfair.


The students demanded that they be exempted from paying the tax on the 67-kilometre long road when they only use eight to 10 kilometres of it. Activists from Sindh Rural Development Society, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Sindh United Party, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, Jamaat-e-Islami and Citizens Alliance also took part in the protest.

The South Korean Doek Jae company, which built the road, said it has recommended the government help the residents but the officials of Sindh Works and Services Department are not willing to offer any waivers. The protesters warned that they will dismantle the toll plaza if the tax was not removed.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2012.

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