Business community rejects civil disobedience call

RAWALPINDI: The traders of Rawalpindi district have criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience,saying it will not succeed. 
The representatives of trade unions of Rawalpindi district while condemning Imran Khan’s call said the country is confronting various challenges and such steps would push it towards economic instability. President, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Dr. Shamial Daood said business community of Rawalpindi have rejected the civil disobedience call stating that such steps and political instability will cause irreparable loss to the economy. 
He said, how the citizens and business community support a party that does not have an alternate plan. 
He said, theincumbent government has taken steps to boost economic activity. Efforts are also being made to eliminate load-shedding, he added. He said, the business community consider, civil disobedience tantamount to undermining the economy, and will increase lawlessness and poverty in the country. President, Anjuman-e-Tajran Sheikh Muhammad Saddique told APP that trade bodies of the district have rejected PTI’s call for starting civil disobedience. He informed that a large number of trade union representatives have rejected Imran Khan’s civil disobedience call which was unjustified and does not have any support particularly of the business community. 
President Anjuman-e-Tajran Commercial Market, Raja Tauheed said, the stock market, after long and inqlab marches had recorded loss qorth billions. “We will not accede to PTI’s call as we are already facing huge losses due to strikes, long and inqlab marches,” he added. He further said the civil disobedience call is not understandable and business community disfavours it. 
The business community is against the recent political civil disobedience move and do not want to close their business and industries.  Talking to APP, President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran Shahid Ghafoor Paracha said that PTI’s call of civil disobedience will increase problems for the citizens. President Traders Action Committee Sharjeel Mir said Imran Khan’s civil disobedience call is unjustified and does not have the support of the citizens particularly the business community. Traders would not accept PTI’s call as the traders are facing huge losses due to the strikes, long and inqlab marches, he added. According to National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), regional head, the citizens and traders are paying taxes and utility bills in all NBP branches in the region. 

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