Business community’s cooperate sought in anti-encroachment operation

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD

A delegation of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by its President Ahmed Hassan Moughal called on the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed to discuss the issue of removal of encroachments from markets.

Addressing the delegation, Amer Ali Ahmed said that CDA has started operation against encroachments in light of Supreme Court orders. He said there were lot of encroachments in various markets and stressed that business community should cooperate with CDA in removal of such encroachments as the authority has to do this job. He said that a committee would be formed to identify and analyze encroachments and said that he would hold another meeting with traders on Friday to give them further briefing on the issue.

Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that business community was not in favor of encroachments, however, he said that encroachments in markets were made since long and were continued in connivance with CDA officials. He stressed that CDA should halt operation against encroachments during the Holy Month of Ramadan. He further urged that before conducting operation against encroachments in any market, CDA should take concerned market union on board to do this job with mutual consensus and time should be given to relevant persons for removal of encroachments.