Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan has called upon the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take urgent measures to upgrade all markets in the federal capital, including the Sitara Market, that would help in facilitating better growth of business activities.
He was addressing traders after inaugurating a tree plantation campaign at the Sitara Market on Tuesday.
Khan said all markets in Islamabad needed to be upgraded in terms of infrastructures, such as repair of footpaths, carpeting of roads, provision of parking, renovation of water and sewerage, and restoration of streetlights.
He emphasised that the CDA should address these issues on a priority basis for the promotion of trade activities.
He said the CDA had approved a food street for the Sitara Market. He, however, regretted that it had not been constructed as yet. He urged that the authority should develop it without any further delays.
Apart from that, the president mentioned that climate change had impacted economic growth and created new difficulties for people. He urged that for sustainable economic growth, tree plantation across the country is the key requirement.
Khan emphasised that traders should plant maximum trees in Islamabad and support the prime minister’s vision for promoting a Clean and Green Pakistan. He said that like in previous years, the ICCI would lead the tree plantation campaign in the business community and plant trees in markets and industrial areas of the city.
Speaking at the occasion, Sector G-7 Markaz Traders Welfare Association President Altaf Hussain Shah hoped that under the leadership of the ICCI, all market associations of Islamabad would take an active part in the campaign to plant maximum trees in markets and green areas.