Karachi Traders’ demands

Karachi Traders Association has demanded to declare Karachi as a “Disaster Area/Zone” & provide concessions in taxes. This issue is raised when government announced that all shops should close at 8 PM due to shortage of power supply. What do you think is this the right decision to close markets at 8 PM or trader’s association demand for tax exemption is right?

13 Comments so far

  1. zeeshan on June 1st, 2008 @ 5:52 pm
  2. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on June 1st, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    these selfish businessmen just think about themselves. Why cant they cooperate for sake of common citizen? I noticed that Hyderi market was not opened despite of instructions by govt. So sad.

  3. saaz07 on June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:06 am

    we all should respect the law , if business community have some reservations with this new development to save energy by shutting the shopping malls before 8 in evening and tax rate is high then they should talk to the government and negotiation try to come up with a solution if this doesnt work then court is available all the time. But this was the ideal situation unfortunately our country is a state of anarchy so where to go and who will listen so in this situation we still respect the law and stay calm and adopt the policy of wait and watch.

  4. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:50 am

    why are the sign boards at different places have been turned on by much needed electicity ??Wat the hell is going on here?

    There is no law in pakistan @saaz07.

    business man have very appropriately demanded the banks to be opened on sunday. I like this suggestion. I think we shud keep friday off. Kaam tu waisa he koi nahi kerta us din. Passport office gets closed till 12:00.

    Hudharam logon nay on kerwaya thay friday and we are unable to get any benfit by turning friday on except that we have lost the maza in juma prayer.

  5. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 9:56 am

    this nation has no room for improvement
    even majority of people haven’t advanced their clocks in their homes. our minds don’t accept changes, reason that we elect same corrupt people again and again.

  6. Faisal.K (faisalk) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    Most shops or at least the ones in the Tariq Rd area open right now at around 12pm and close at 10 pm. If the shop owners and i would be glad to do so as i am one as well, cooperate and change the market timings from 11am to 9pm it would be good for everyone including consumers.

    It is only in our city that shops remain closed till midday which itself displays only overall lethargy and laziness. It would save not only electricity but people’s time as well.

  7. seskey on June 2nd, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    we have utterly failed to understand the benefit of extended sun light hours, as nation have failed to think positively,

  8. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    yaar khanay ko hay nahi, tum DLS follow ker wa rahay ho nation say.

  9. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

    DLS, pehlay spelling phir clock correct karo

  10. faylasuf on June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    agree with seskey

  11. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 2nd, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    oh yeah my bad. DST.
    ok tariq? ab khush?
    ab kia saray loag susti chor daingay aur kaam karaingay time per?

  12. zeeshan on June 3rd, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

    It’s been a miserable failure till now!

  13. zb7779 on June 13th, 2008 @ 1:59 am

    USA has no loadshedding crises still stores close at 8:00 PM. 10:00 PM is the latest any mall is open. Most eating places also close by midnight. Why not follow these times and open late on the weekends? Every time I visit Pakistan I don’t understand why people including small kids out late into the night (after midnight). Don’t people go to work? Don’t these kids go to school in the morning?

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