Oil tankers association announces strike against increase in income tax for indefinite period
July 16, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – The Oil Tankers and Contractors Association has announced the countrywide strike against the increase in income tax, provincial service and toll taxes for an indefinite period from today (Thursday). Oil Tankers and Contractors Association President Abid Afridi announced to cut off oil supply to the entire country after the government failed in resolving their issues. He also said their sector worked 24 hours and continued oil supply across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. A day earlier, the oil tankers association had announced that it will discontinue supply across the country to protest an increase in income and toll taxes. “There is no business and they have increased the tax,” association’s president Abidullah Afridi said. “If the problems are not resolved, then we will observe a strike on July 16.” He threatened that they would go on an indefinite strike if the government didn’t withdraw the hike in taxes.