By: Yasir Feroze
KARACHI: Rs 300 million of extortion money is squeezed from Quetta hotels located in Karachi each month.
There are 30,000 registered Quetta hotels.
The shops pay Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 every month in order to place their chairs outside the streets.
A cup of tea is sold for Rs 30 in Karachi. The people of Karachi drink tea costing Rs 100 million.
Each Quetta hotel makes 400 cups of tea a day.
In Karachi, 2.5 million people have opened a Quetta tea shop.
The shop owners have requested the provincial government to allow them to place their chairs outside so that they can pay taxes to the government.
Story first published: 28th April 2018