The government should resolve the issues of traders at the earliest as they are operating in challenging conditions, said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Mian Tariq Misbah. Speaking to a delegation of Pakistan Traders Association on Saturday, he said that his association would leave no stone unturned to get traders’ issues resolved on priority basis. “Traders pay a huge amount to the government in shape of taxes but still they remain deprived of basic civic services in the markets,” he said. He lamented over problems of traffic, sewerage system, unavailability of parking spaces, and undue interference of tax officials. Misbah said that Lahore Chamber had highlighted the issue of lack of parking plazas at various forums. “LDA has assured us that the issue of parking would be resolved in new master plan for Lahore,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2021.