Lahore, November 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association (APPMA) has sought government intervention for a cut in paper prices that are too high and hitting hard the businessmen attached with this business.
In a statement issued here Friday, the leader of APPMA Businessmen Group Khamis Saeed Butt and Vice President Khawaja Nadeem Saeed Wayeen said that only because of high prices of paper, education is getting out of common man reach.
They said that government would have to take stringent action against paper mafia. They alleged that paper millers have made a cartel that should be taken into task. They said that a couple of weeks ago, paper mills have made a massive raise of 16000 per ton in the paper prices.
They said that unjustified massive increase in the paper prices. They said that paper mafia is trying to fail APPMA efforts to keep education in reach of the poor people.
They said that unjustified profiteering by the paper millers has destroyed the businesses of traders who are already suffering due to acute energy shortage and deteriorating law and order situation. They situation is worsening due to lack of check and balance system by the government.
They also urged the Competition Commission of Pakistan to divert its attention towards the paper mafia who is playing havoc with the traders.
For more information contact:
All Pakistan Paper Merchants Association
3rd Floor, Faiz Muhammad Fateh Ali Road,
Phone: 021-32621041, 35462900,