Pokhara, April 16:

Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have decided not to pay any tax to the government during the ongoing stir of the seven political parties.

Tourism Entrepreneur Society for Peace (Kaski) made this decision today, member secretary of the society, Shree Lal Subedi, said.

This decision was taken as a handful of people in the government were misusing the tax paid by the entrepreneurs, he said. The entrepreneurs have also demanded reduction in rental charges of the buildings where offices related with the tourism sector are housed.

Entrepreneurs Hari Prasad Gurung, Bashudev Tripathi and Prem Narayan Poudel vowed to waive all rental charges of tourism-related offices operating from their houses for a month, Subedi said.

The society, expressing its solidarity with the ongoing movement, demanded the government foot the bills of all those injured and provide compensation to the families of those killed during the agitation. It also urged the Commerce and Industry Association (Pokhara) and the seven political parties to collect fund for the treatment of the injured people.