Head of Transport Association,
Rana Latif, Head of Transport Association, announced a nationwide strike by intra-city transport service owners. As the main reasons for the strike, Rana Latif, head of the Transport Association, cited increased taxes and registration fees.
According to the Head of the Transport Association, the government raised the Capital Value Tax (CVT), from one percent up to two percent. The cost of transport service owners has been increased as a result. Although this seems to be a small increase, it has actually increased taxes by Rs. 300 to Rs. 4,000 to Rs. It is quite a large margin. According to the owners, such a large increase has rendered it difficult for them to continue operating their business. Transporters have had to make difficult decisions about how to manage their expenses and make profits during this period of inflation.
Rana Latif stated that the strike will continue if the government does not eliminate these taxes or take any other compensatory steps. The original call for strike was made by Sindh and Punjab. Khan Zaman Afridi (President of the Transporters Association) joined the strike later. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, (KPK), also joined the strike because of his participation.
The strike will impact the nation’s intra-city transport service and cause major problems for commuters who use public transport.
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