RAWALPINDI The Action Committee of Ghakhar Plaza on Thursday gave a three-day deadline to Federal and Punjab governments to compensate the affected shopkeepers of ill-fated plaza that gutted due to fire 14 months ago otherwise the traders would launch a massive protest movement for fulfilment of their demands. The committee also announced that the traders would not support PML-N candidate in by-elections of NA-55 as the N-leagues Pindi-based leadership had baldy failed to take up the matter of ill-omened Ghakhar Plaza before Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif. In this regard, scores of affected traders on the call of Action Committee of Ghakhar Plaza took out a shred-clad rally at Bank Road Saddar. Led by Anjuman Tajran Cannt (ATC) President Sheikh Hafeez, scores of enraged affected traders attended the rally. Secretary General Zafar Qadri, Muneer Mughal, Fakhar-ul-Islam, Sheikh Sajjad and Chaudhry Ashraf were prominent among them. The rally marched on Bank Road and later turned into a huge gathering at Unique Bakery Chowk where the traders leaders addressed the protestors. Meanwhile, the business activities on Bank Road remained suspended for more than two hours as the shopkeepers closed down their shops to express solidarity with Ghakhar Plaza affected traders. They protestors, while wearing ribbons of Allah-o-Akbar and holding banners and placards containing their demands, chanted slogans against Federal and Punjab governments big wheels for their criminal mum over the agony of shopkeepers of ruined Ghakhar Plaza. While addressing the protestors, ATC leaders said that despite passage of 14 months, the federal and provincial governments did not provide even a single penny to the traders whose shops were blazed adding that families of the traders were facing hardships. They said that after the incidents of Moon Market (Lahore), Khosa Market (DG Khan) and Bolton Market (Karachi) traders and people damaged public as well as government property worth of millions in protest and CM Shabaz Sharif and CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah compensated the affected traders. Gone are the days when the traders on one call of Mian Nawaz Sharif took to the roads, they made clear adding that business community would never support PML-N candidate in NA-55 by-polls until and unless the affected traders of Ghakhar Plaza were not compensated by the ruling party in Punjab. On this, the enraged traders chanted slogans against PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for not fulfilling their promises of compensation. The traders leaders asked Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take sou moto notice of the incidents so that the poor traders could get justice. The traders categorically warned that they would launch violent protests in case the government failed to compensate the traders within three days. During the protest rally the traffic remained blocked in Saddar.