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Traders call for two-day countrywide strike against tax reforms

They announced the strike after failure of talks with FBR

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October 9, 2019


Traders clash with Islamabad police in protest against FBR

They want a better taxation system

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October 9, 2019


Islamabad traders announce ‘Tahaffuz Maishat March’ on October 7

Negotiations with Federal Board of Revenue have broken down

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September 24, 2019


Fate of Karachi strike uncertain as traders divided

Some will be closing their businesses, others won’t

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July 13, 2019


Karachi, Lahore traders at odds over July 13 anti-tax protest

They are protesting the govt’s new tax regime

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July 12, 2019


Public transport to remain close today in Karachi

KARACHI: All Public Transport Owners Federation has announced that public transport will not be available today (Monday) in Karachi. According to details, The Goods Transporters Association is also supporitng the strike in the city. On the other hand, the All Trader Alliance’s official said that all markets would remain open while Karachi Electronic Dealers Association…

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November 27, 2017


Imran Khan assures exports, growth led economic policies

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday pledged to bring economic reforms in the country, including tuning of Federal Board of Revenue to make it an economic growth promoting institute instead of tax collecting agency. “We shall focus on exports and jobs generating economy by providing maximum facilities and incentives to our private sector…

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October 23, 2017


Video: Traders beat up alleged female thieves in public

DASKA: Traders beat up three women who were allegedly caught stealing valuables from the market on Tuesday.  The three alleged female thieves were thrashed in public by the traders. The traders can be seen in the video, slapping the women and pulling their hair as they scream obscenities at them. One of the women who was…

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July 18, 2017


SBP urges traders to import through EIF

RAWALPINDI: In order to curb illegal and duplicate payments of imports by unscrupulous elements all imports in the country should be made compulsorily through Electronic Import Form (EIF), said Director Exchange policy department State Bank of Pakistan Fazal Mehmood said here Friday. Addressing a interactive session on Electronic Import Form (EIF)  organized by Rawalpindi Chamber…

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May 19, 2017


PSL spins wholesome effects on economy

Traders are quite in ecstasy over the conduct of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, as they say commercial activities to the tune of one billion rupee took place in Lahore alone. Watch more in Muhammed Luqman’s video report.

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March 7, 2017


Traders body denies issuing notice to Pashtun members after outcry

LAHORE: A traders body in Lahore has denied issuing any notice to their Pastun members, saying that a fake notice circulated last week was a conspiracy to pit brothers against each others. “We all are one (Sindhi, Balochi, Pathan, Punjabi,” says a new notice issued by the Anjuman Tajiran Mall Road, Lahore, on Monday. “We…

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February 27, 2017


PAT sit-in: Mall Road traders refuse to shut shops

Traders who run their businesses at Lahore’s Mall Road have refused to close down their business activities in the wake of Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s sit-in scheduled today at Charing Crossing on second anniversary of Model Town incident. Watch this report…

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June 17, 2016


Traders react to proposed withholding tax on non-filers

The government has decided to impose 0.6 percent withholding tax on non-filers in the budget for next fiscal year. Watch what traders and general public has to say on the development.

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May 28, 2016


Pakistanis stranded in Russia return home

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Samaa’s efforts finally bore fruit as most of Pakistanis stranded at Moscow airport returned home on Friday. According to our correspondent, a group of 42 Pakistanis, most of them businessmen, landed at Karachi airport through a private airline and 30 others at Islamabad airport this morning. Officials said remaining 34 Pakistanis are likely to…

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March 25, 2016


Traders worst-hit by Orange Line train

Commercial centers along the route of Lahore’s mega Orange Line train project are badly affected due to the ongoing construction work. Watch this report.

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December 29, 2015


Laborers happy over peanut trade boom

The change of weather towards the cold has offered a good chance for the dealers and laborers of peanuts to earn handsomely. Watch Shehzad Ahmed’s report regarding the boom in peanut trade especially in Sialkot where laborers are overjoyed in having full-on bouts of works. The advent of the weather with chilling waves and freezing…

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October 21, 2015


Traders still divided over withholding tax issue

Amid talks with government, the traders’ organizations are still divided over their protest against imposition of 0.6 per cent withholding tax on banking transactions of over Rs.50,000 for non-filers of income tax returns. Watch this report.

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October 15, 2015


IMF warns of market breakdown potential due to low rates

WASHINGTON: Financial markets face a higher risk of liquidity squeezes in a sell-off due to the effects of the long period of low interest rates, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. In a semi-annual report on global financial stability, the IMF said that markets for trading equities, bonds, currencies and other instruments generally appear liquid…

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September 30, 2015


Countrywide strike against withholding tax

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Traders’ organizations are observing strike across the country against imposition of 0.6 per cent withholding tax on banking transactions of over Rs.50,000 for non-filers of income tax returns, Samaa reported Wednesday. The call for strike was given by All Pakistan Anjuman-i-Tajiran (APAT). All APAT factions have announced to make the strike successful as markets…

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September 9, 2015


Divided traders observe strike against withholding tax

Karachi remained nearly 60% shut during traders’ strike against imposition of withholding tax on banking transaction of over Rs 50,000 for non-filers of income tax returns. Watch this report.  

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August 5, 2015