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Nationwide strike in Pakistan

The business community in Pakistan is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Nationwide strike in Pakistan
A Pakistani man walks past shuttered shops during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)
Nationwide strike in Pakistan
A Pakistani man walks past shuttered shops in a market during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)
Nationwide strike in Pakistan
A Pakistani man walks past shuttered shops in a market during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)
Nationwide strike in Pakistan
Pakistani men gather outside shuttered shops in a market during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)
Nationwide strike in Pakistan
A Pakistani man walks past shuttered shops in a market during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)
Nationwide strike in Pakistan
Pakistani men read the newspaper outside shuttered shops in a market during a traders' strike in Peshawar on August 1, 2015. The business community is observing a nationwide shutter-down strike against the imposition of 0.3 percent withholding tax (WHT) on banking transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). (AFP/Getty Images)