Marches causing daily loss of Rs 150 b to economy

ISLAMABAD (DNA)The Long Marches have been causing a financial loss of Rs 150 billion daily to national economy besides rendering a large number of daily-wagers jobless across the country.

Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) S.M.Munir said on Sunday that Azadi March of Tehrik-i-Insaf and Inqlab March of Pakistan Awami Tehrik were adversely affecting the national economy.

He said thousands of factories have altogether been closed down in the wake of a volatile political situation in the country.

Expressing concern over the current political impasse, he said the national economy had been suffering badly for the last one month which was not being noticed by the top leadership of PTI and PAT.

He said that it was high time for all political parties, especially the opposition, to resolve political issues and differences strictly in accordance with democratic values by holding parleys in the larger national interest.

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