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‘Once bitten twice shy’: Karachi’s traders say won’t vote for parties responsible for violence in past

KARACHI: Karachi's top traders on Friday spoke up about their preferences and priorities a week before the country votes for national and provincial assemblies on July 25, ARY News reported. "Karachi's traders have suffered a lot in the past especially between the years 2008 to 2013. All this was not done solely by criminals but some political parties backed them too. As they say 'once bitten twice shy', we will vote but not for those parties who were responsible for violence in the past," said Atiq Mir, Chairman All…

Trade in Karachi witnesses Rs100m loss, says chairman AKTI

KARACHI: Chairman All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (AKTI) Atiq Mir on Thursday said trade in Karachi has witnessed Rs100 million loss after the city administration failed to drain rainwater in the city. “Even in such a situation, the government was seen nowhere. While rainwater entered markets and godowns,” he said in a statement. The chairman asked who would compensate the loss of traders. The government machineries were not seen working on the ground, he added. “Around 90 percent of markets/ trade centers could not open…