Capital Development Authority asked to focus on developmental works in markets to facilitate business activities

Islamabad, December 09, 2015 (PPI-OT): Lack of basic infrastructure in markets was a major stumbling block in promoting business activities and CDA should focus on undertaking developmental works, especially in I-11 Markaz and other markets to facilitate growth of trade activities, observed Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while exchanging views with a delegation of Traders Welfare Association, I-11 Markaz that visited ICCI led by its President Afsar Khan.

Atif Ikram Sheikh said CDA was paying no attention to the maintenance and repair of roads of I-11 Markaz and industrial areas since long due to which their condition has become pathetic. He said the situation of Islamabad Dry Port and Police Lines roads was worst due to which traders and industrialists were suffering great losses while frequency of daily accidents was on the rise.

He called upon the Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal and Member Administration Amir Ali Ahmed to pay urgent attention to these issues and order for early renovation of broken roads in I-11 Markaz as well as industrial areas. He said street lights and footpaths also needed repair and renovation to improve the look of the federal capital.

Speaking at the occasion, Afsar Khan, President, Traders Welfare Association, I-11 Markaz said not a single road in I-11 sector was in better condition and it seemed that this sector was outside the jurisdiction of CDA as the civic body was paying no attention to its development. He said due to this state of affairs, promoting business activities in the area has become very difficult and traders were suffering losses. He said ICCI should help market associations in resolving the key issues of traders including improvement of infrastructure in markets.

For more information, contact:
Khalid Chaudhry
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526, 2253145, 8432676
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