ISLAMABAD (APP) - Traders of different markets of the capital have threatened to boycott the products of multi-national companies (MNCs) if they do not increase profit margin for retailers up to 10 percent. Waqar Bakhtawari, President of National Business Forum, said on Tuesday that MNCs are forcing retailers to sell their products at 3-4 percent margin, which is highly unjustified, said a statement here Tuesday. He called upon the MNCs to increase margin at least up to 10 percent, otherwise, they will be left with no option except for non-cooperating with MNCs. Instead of increasing, MNCs have reduced profit margins to retailers despite the fact that rents of shops, electricity bills and salaries of employees have gone very high and it is not affordable for retailers to do business on such low margins, he added. Addressing the meeting, Muhammad Yahya, Secretary General, NBF urged the traders to cut half the sale of MNCs who are not paying 10 percent profit margin. Sarfraz Mughal, President Traders Welfare Association Super Market said that MNCs are spending millions of rupees on publicity of their products, but are not ready to give decent profit margin to retailers, which is a discriminatory approach.