Government asked to fix markets closure timings in Islamabad in consultation with business community

Islamabad, May 15, 2015 (PPI-OT): Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called upon the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to fix markets closure timings in the federal capital in consultation with business community. He was addressing a gathering of traders after inaugurating Gulberg Green City in Islamabad.

He said lot of traffic rush was witnessed daily at Islamabad Expressway due to which truckers and other commuters were facing lot of problems and called upon the CDA to develop this Expressway into a 10 lane road from Zero Point Islamabad up to Rawat with signal free facility. He said a separate bypass should be developed from Pir Widhai to Rawat for trucks and 20 wheelers in order to avoid rush on Islamabad Highway.

He said the traders of Islamabad had suffered big losses due to political sit-ins and Metro Bus project due to which many of them were facing difficulties in meeting daily expenditures. Especially the traders of Blue Area and Peshawar More were the worst sufferers. He said Punjab Government has waived off property tax of Murree Road traders and he called upon the Federal Government to extend similar tax concessions to the Metro Bus project affected traders of Islamabad. He also appealed to the Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar to issue instructions for acceptance of income tax returns of Islamabad traders as filed by them.

Muhammad Shakeel Munir Senior Vice President ICCI, Khalid Chaudhry former Senior Vice President ICCI, Ch. Riasat President Traders Welfare Association PWD, Syed Adil Anis President TWA Melody Market Islamabad, Haji Salahuddin Awan, Musharaf Janjua, Arshad Haroon Bangash, Fiaz Hussain Bhatti and Abdul Mubeen also addressed the meeting.

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
Fax: +9251 225 2950