Malakand(TNS) : Strike continues against implementation of expected taxes in Malakand Division

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Strike continues against implementation of expected taxes in Malakand Division Nine districts of Malakand Division including Swat, Malakand, Bajaur, Buner, Chitral, Shangla, Dir Lower and Dir Upper

Malakand Division (Crime Reporter) Private educational institutions and major commercial centers remained closed due to the ongoing shutter down strike. Markets are quiet, citizens are facing severe problems due to the strike. The strike is in response to the government’s decision to impose taxes, which is being seen as an attempt to create an economic crisis in Malakand division. The protestors are adamant that no tax will be accepted in Malakand division. Malakand division has been affected by terrorism and natural calamities and the protestors are demanding the government to reconsider the decision to levy tax. They say the tax will only serve to push more people into poverty. The business community is demanding that the government withdraw the decision to levy taxes and provide relief to the people. He believes that the government should come to its senses and not opposeĀ theĀ people.