Power cuts: Traders reject JI’s call for strike

KARACHI: Traders Wednesday rejected the Jamaat-e-Islami’s call for strike in the city on April 27 against the prolonged power cuts, saying the strike is unjustified for now.

With already suffering a sales decline of Rs10 billion because of prolonged and unscheduled electricity loadshedding over the past week, traders cannot afford to go for a shutdown to face another Rs3.5 billion loss in a single day. However, All Pakistan Organization of Small Traders and Cottage Industries (Karachi Chapter) expressed full support to JI’s call for Friday.

The JI has given a strike call against K-Electric for hours-long power cuts that have brought the city to nearly a state of breakdown in terms of industrial and trade activities.

Published in Business Recorder, 26th April, 2018


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