LAHORE - The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has announced fully support and participation in traders’ strike on August 5.

PAT secretary general Khurram Nawaz Gandapur made the announcement after a meeting with Traders’ Wing of PAT here on Sunday.

He added the PAT had already decided to participate in the shutter-down strike of the traders announced against the imposition of unfair taxes by the PML-N government.

He said the withholding tax and tax on every bank transaction could not be justified therefore the PAT workers will fully participate in the strike across the country. He termed the new taxes as economical murder of the trader community and people in large.