Karachi traders divided on JI’s Sept 2 countrywide strike

KARACHI: (HRNW) Traders in Karachi gave divided opinions on observing shutter down strike on September 2 which was announced by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), media reported on Friday.

Traders conducted a consultative session to observe the strike on September 2 in which the majority of traders opposed observing the strike on the second consecutive day. It is pertinent to mention here that Karachi traders observed shutter down strike today.

However, the traders’ leaders did not give a clear stance regarding their participation in the September 2 strike.

All Pakistan Timber Traders Association Chairman Sharjeel Goplani said in a statement that they neither support Saturday’s strike nor oppose it.

Karachi Electronic Dealers Association (KEDA) President Rizwan Irfan said the shop owners have to make own decisions on whether to open their businesses or not.

All Karachi Tajir Itehad (AKTI) Atiq Mir President Atiq Mir said that consultations are still underway in some markets regarding tomorrow’s strike.

Moreover, the Wholesalers Grocers Association President Rauf Ibrahim announced to not become part of Saturday’s strike. He announced that Jodia Bazaar Karachi will remain open on Saturday.

Ibrahim said that commodities are supplied from Jodia Bazaar Karachi to all parts of the country which will be continued tomorrow.