MCI urges Islamabad business community to install fire-fighting equipment

Islamabad, February 17, 2019 (PPI-OT): Business community of Islamabad should take measures to gradually meet the firefighting requirements in businesses and industrial units and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) would withdraw the firefighting notices issued to traders and industrialists. This was assured by Malik Atta, Director MCI while addressing the local business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He visited ICCI along with is team and briefed the business community about the importance of meeting the firefighting requirements in their business establishments.

Malik Atta said that meeting the firefighting requirements was in the interest of business establishments and their employees as with the availability of these requirements, they could avoid big tragedy and loss in case of eruption of fire. He said the already established business houses and industrial units should start taking measures to meet gradually the firefighting requirements and MCI would cooperate with them in such efforts. However, he said that it was mandatory for new businesses and industrial units to meet these requirements. He said that MCI would arrange awareness programs on firefighting requirements in markets in collaboration with market unions.

Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the present firefighting requirements of MCI incurred exorbitant cost as in some cases the cost of these requirements exceeded the cost of building due to which it was not feasible for business community to meet them. He stressed that MCI should revise the current firefighting requirements to make them affordable for traders and industrialists. He said that MCI should withdraw the firefighting notices issued to the business community and launch comprehensive awareness campaign in markets and industrial areas to create better awareness in the traders and industrialists on firefighting requirements. He assured that ICCI would fully cooperate with MCI in such efforts.

Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President ICCI, Tariq Sadiq, Khalid Chaudhry, M. Ashfaq Chatha, M.Naveed Malik and others also spoke at the occasion and stressed that MCI should revise its firefighting requirements to make them low cost for business community.

For more information, contact:
Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI)
Mayor Office (Old Naval Headquarters),
Street 38, G-7/4, Sector G-6, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9209224