Naanbais observe strike

By Our Correspondent
April 19, 2024
A view of the closed Brad shop (Tandoor) due to the Muttahida Nanbai Roti Association Shutter Down Strike on April 19, 2024. — Online

MANSEHRA: Rejecting the district administration’s decision to fix the rates of roti, the nanbais on Thursday observed a shutter down strike and vowed to continue the closure of businesses till the acceptance of their demands.


“We will never accept rates fixed by the district administration for bread and have decided to go on strike for an indefinite period,” Sardar Zaheer Hussain, the president of Mansehra’s Nanbais Association, told reporters.

The Nanbais observed a shutter down strike at Abbottabad Road, Kashmir Road, Shinkiari Road, Lari Adda and other parts of the city and its adjoining localities. However, the shops of Nanbais provided bread to hotels and restaurants that remained open the entire day in the city and its suburbs.

Deputy Commissioner Bilal Shahid Rao, under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government directives, had set the price of bread weighing 100 grams as Rs15, and Rs30 of bread weighing 200 grams.

However, the president of Nanbais Association said that rates fixed by the district administration were unacceptable to them as they couldn’t run businesses in such a situation.“We already suffering highest-ever inflation, and how could we run our business in loss,” he added.

Zaheer Hussain said that they would prefer to shut their business down, and never accept unjustified rates set by the district administration.Meanwhile, the locals demanded that the government ensure its writ as wheat flour prices have been slashed significantly in recent days.