HAFIZABAD - The Kissan Board of Pakistan Hafizabad chapter has announced a three-day strike from Tuesday (today) in protest against the imposition of 16 per cent General Sales Tax on chemical fertilizers and agriculturist equipments. KBP Gujranwala Division President Amanullah Chatha said here the other day. He said that after the levy of GST, prices of tractors, threshers would be increased by Rs0.2 million each while prices of fertilizers would be further increased which would be unbearable for to a common cultivators. He said that the growers would not bring vegetables, food grains, fodders and milk in the cities for sale during the three days strike to protest the levy of GST. DCO URGED TRADERS TO PAY OUTSTANDING DUES: DCO Asif has urged the traders to pay their outstanding dues to TMA and other institutions. Addressing traders here, he said that different business centres and roads would be declared commercial area and commercial fee of different slabs would be charged. He urged them to cooperate and assured them that no injustice would be done to the traders. He further assured that slabs of commercialistion fee would be decided in consultation with the traders. The traders assured him fullest cooperation in this respect. 823 outstanding teachers to get rewards About 823 outstanding male and female teachers of 70 schools in the district who have shown best results in fifth, eighth and secondary school examinations last year have been selected for the cash reward under the Punjab Teachers Initiative Programme. EDO Education Sohail Azhar Khan said that the Punjab Chief Minister launched Teachers Initiative Programme for motivating the teachers to put in their maximum efforts to improve standard of education. He said that bill worth Rs10.5 million has been sent to the Accounts Office for approval. As soon as approval is made, the teachers would be given cash rewards through cheques, he said. He directed the teachers to follow those who shown best results in the last examinations.