TOBA TEK SINGH

On the call of their organisation, vendors observed complete strike as a protest the administrative step to remove their pushcarts and handcarts from various bazaars.

They also set up a protest camp in Sadar Bazaar Chowk. The camp was visited by PML-N MPAs Mian Muhammad Rafiq and Amjad Ali Javed, ex district nazim and PTI leader Muhammad Ashfaq, PPP senior vice president Safdar Nasir, Awami Workers Party district secretary Tariq Mahmood and Awami National Party leader Rana Mubarik Ali. They expressed their solidarity with the vendors of Anjuman Rehri Chabri Faroshan.

On the other hand, Anjuman Tajiran Secretary General Mohsin Idrees termed the protest of vendors unjustified. He said due to their set-ups in bazaars, female customers could not enter the bazaars where shopkeepers remain waiting for customers.