Traders fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD: The small traders and labour com­mu­nity of the fed­eral cap­i­tal have ex­pressed dis­plea­sure over the sit-ins of Pak­istan Tehreek- e-In­saf (PTI) and Pak­istan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that have badly ham­pered their busi­nesses and rou­tine lives.

Peo­ple be­long­ing to all walks of life have em­pha­sized the need for a des­ig­nated place in the cap­i­tal for hold­ing pub­lic meet­ings, ral­lies and long marches. Kashif Riaz, a shop­keeper at G-7 mar­ket said that there is a grow­ing anger and re­sent­ment among the lo­cal cit­i­zens, who see their lives paral­ysed in the cap­i­tal due to such sit-ins. "We are greatly per­turbed as it was not yet clear, as how long the sit-ins would con­tinue," he added.

Ra­hat Khan, a stu­dent at a govern­ment school said that the protests have spoiled his pre­cious study time. Most of the par­ents, keep­ing in view the sit­u­a­tion, have strictly ad­vised their kids to only play in­door games rather than go­ing out in parks and play­grounds.

Mean­while, the em­ploy­ees of var­i­ous of­fices lo­cated in the Red Zone have been fac­ing a lot of hard­ships in reach­ing their of­fices due to the sit-ins of PTI and PAT. Ex­press­ing dis­plea­sure over the sit-ins of PTI and PAT, the em­ploy­ees of var­i­ous of­fices said that due to these ac­tiv­i­ties, most of the peo­ple are fac­ing prob­lems in reach­ing their of­fices. An em­ployee, Ahmed Ali said that the sit-ins have cre­ated hard­ships not only for them but also for most of the cit­i­zens of the cap­i­tal.-APP

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