Authorities urged to focus on development of Jinnah Super Market

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STAFF REPORT

Islamabad

Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Jinnah Super Market was one of the important commercial centres of Islamabad and represented the face of the federal capital where foreign clients often used to visit for shopping, therefore, CDA and MCI should focus on the development of this market on modern lines to facilitate the growth of business activities.

He said this while addressing a delegation of Traders Welfare Association (TWA), Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad that visited ICCI led by its President Malik Rab Nawaz. Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President and Saif ur Rahman Khan Vice President ICCI were also present at the occasion. Asad Aziz Senior Vice President, Ch. Ashraf Vice President, Abdul Rehman Siddiqui Secretary General, Fasih Ullah Khan Joint Secretary, Abrar Ahmed Finance Secretary, Abdul Malik Press Secretary and others were in the delegation.

Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that CDA had constructed a parking in Jinnah Super by spending millions of rupees, but it was not made operational as yet due to which traders were unable to utilize it. He said that CDA should provide lights, security guards, sanitation staff and other facilities for parking to make it operational. He assured the delegation that ICCI would fully cooperate for resolving key issues of Jinnah Super Market.

Speaking at the occasion, Malik Rab Nawaz President and Abdul Rehman Siddiqui Secretary General, Traders Welfare Association, Jinnah Super, Islamabad said that due to absence of rent law, traders were always feeling insecure as they could be evicted from shops any time. They stressed that government should arrange the early passage of amended bill from the parliament for promulgation of a balanced rent control act in Islamabad. They said that CDA has not done any development work in Jinnah Super for the last many years due to which traders were facing problems.

They said that footpaths in Jinnah Super were broken while sewerage system and sanitation arrangements were in pathetic condition and urged that CDA and MCI should look into these issues for urgent redress. They said whenever transformer burnt in the market, IESCO was not repairing it on time. They called upon the CDA, MCI and IESCO to address the key issues of Jinnah Super market to facilitate the growth of trade activities.

Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President, Saif ur Rahman Khan Vice President ICCI, Zubair Ahmed Malik Group Chairman, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi Vice President FPCCI, Zafar Bakhtawari, Khalid Chaudhry and others also spoke at the occasion and stressed upon need of better development of Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad.