Textile Sizing Industry went on strike in Multan, Faisalabad

Opposing the 17 percent sales, 2.5% special excise duty,15 % flood surcharge and two percent increase in power tariff,Textile Sizing Industry Multan & Faisalabad observed complete strike, on the call of All Pakistan Textile Sizing Industry, They have begun strike against imposition of Sales Tax resulting supply of raw material to Power Looms is halted, It is  reported on Sunday.
It is pertinent to mention here that the government had exempted Textile Industry from sales tax in 2007, but it is again imposed since March 16, 2011 as a result textile industry would pay 17 percent tax.Due to this strike, supply of raw material to power looms is halted. Power looms industry owners have also shut their industries in support the strike.Daily wages employees are facing severe problems owing to halt of production in the industries.

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