Traders ask CDA to develop E-11 Sector


Staff Report
Traders have asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to develop the E-11 Sector entirely by providing the missing civic amenities.
This was demanded by a delegation of E-11 Sector Traders’ Welfare Association led by its President Awais Sheikh during a visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI).
The delegation met with ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed, ICCI Senior Vice-President Muhammad Naved Malik and Vice-President Nisar Mirza and discussed issues being faced by the traders their respective market especially in the E-11 Sector.
Amir Waheed said that the E-11 Sector was one of the new sectors the CDA was developing but it was still facing several problems due to lack of development.
He urged CDA to focus on the better development of the sector to facilitate business activities.
He said that due to the lack of parking lots, traders and clients were facing problems and urged the CDA to develop parking facilities in E-11 Sector markets.
He assured the delegation that the ICCI would extend full cooperation in resolving the key issues being faced by the traders in E-11 Sector.
ICCI Senior Vice-President Malik said that due to CDA’s operation against non-conforming use, many businesses have shifted to E-11 Sector but due to lack of development works, they were facing problems. They urged the CDA to start the developmental work in E-11 for better growth of business activities.
Awais Sheikh said that encroachments were on the rise in the E-11 Sector due to which traders were facing difficulties.
He said that the CDA should address the issue and provide relief to the traders. He said that the CDA should also provide public toilets in the market and improve the sewerage system.
He emphasized that the IESCO should install more transformers for uninterrupted power supply in the market. He reiterated that his association would cooperate with ICCI in its endeavours to resolve the issues facing the business community.

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