Punjab traders have called for a shutter-down strike on July 8, rejecting the decision to close the market at 9am.
The All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran and Qaumi Tajar Ittehad had hinted at a strike rejecting the decision to close the Punjab bazaar at 9am.
Earlier, the Punjab Chief Minister announced closure of markets and shopping malls across the province at 9 pm while wedding halls at 10 am and restaurants at 11 am. The government claimed that markets, wedding halls and restaurants would be closed soon to overcome the energy crisis after consulting with traders.
On the other hand, the chairman of National Traders Union, Supreme Council, Khawaja Azhar Gulshan, said that they would protest against the decision.
Khalid Pervez, president of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran, said that business will be severely affected by the decision. Eid-ul-Adha is approaching.
Anjuman-e-Tajiran Khalid Pervez and Maqsood Butt Group hinted at launching a full-scale protest movement against the decision to close the business soon and termed the government’s decision as foolish, economic murder of traders.