The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will facilitate businessmen in the smooth growth of business activities in the capital, CDA Chairman Nadeem Hassan Asif said while meeting representatives of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Friday.
An ICCI delegation led by President Zafar Bakhtawari had called upon the chairman at his office.
Asif said the ICCI would be consulted on issues related to the business community. He said CDA is conducting a survey on non-conforming activities in industrial, commercial and residential areas of the city. A strategy will be formulated to deal with non-conforming use of properties while taking the ICCI on board, he said.
Bakhtawari said the case of ICCI representation on the CDA Board has reached the standing committees of parliament and Asif should play his role in expediting the matter.
He said the CDA should allow change of trade as it would help improve business activities. The CDA had allocated trades 40 years ago, which are not meeting present day requirements.
The ICCI representatives said the CDA should also allow multi-bifurcation of adjacent industrial plots to help promote industry and increase the civic agency’s revenues.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2013.