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Flour Mills Owners Withdraw Countrywide Strike Call

ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Flour Mills Association (APFMA) has withdrew countrywide strike call after the elimination of 17 percent Sales Tax (GST) by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on various products of wheat.

The notification of 17 percent GST elimination on the wheat brain has been issued by FBR in this regard.

The decision was taken after successful talks of the flour mills owners with the Chairman FBR in Islamabad.

Earlier APFMA has announced to observe countrywide strike on July 17 (Wednesday) against the imposition of 17 percent sales tax (ST) on various products of wheat.

“The Millers association will halt the supply of flour to all mills on Wednesday,” said Chairman All Pakistan Flour Mills Association.

Flour mills chairman said that government has imposed |Sales Tax on the wheat brain due which the price of per bag flour will go up by Rs40.

“The GST on the wheat brain will make our businesses unviable that’s why we have decided to go on strike against all these steps taken by the government in the budget for 2019-20,” he added.