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Bread-makers observes strike in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Bread makers Thursday observed strike to press for increase in the price of Roti (bread) in proportion to hike in the prices of flour, electricity and gas. The call for the strike was given by Anjuman Naanbaiyaan Association that demand the fixing the price of 150-gram Roti at Rs15. The association has moved to continue strike till acceptance of their demands. According to markets, the district administration had agreed to increase the price of 140-gram Roti to Rs12, but bread makers are demanding Rs15 for 150grm roti. Citizens said amid increasing taxes and price-hike it has become difficult for a common man to meet both ends. Different social units of the society while rejecting the strike call of Naanbaiyaan Association have demanded strict action against bread makers. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has withdrawn GST exemption on flour bags weighing more than 20 kilograms as due to which 17 percent GST would now be imposed on the 80-kg flour bag. Flour bags weighing up to 20 kilograms will remain exempted from GST. APP



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