The business community is the backbone of the local economy and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration will take all required measures to resolve the problems of traders, observed ICT Deputy Commissioner Mushtaq Ahmed while addressing the business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Wednesday.
He informed that a comprehensive security plan for the metro bus project was being finalised and that it will also take care of security issues of businesses located on its route.
With regards to the price hike that accompanies every Ramzan, the DC said price control committees will be revised and representatives of business community will also be included to ensure compliance of notified prices.
Highlight traders’ issues, ICCI President Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said close coordination should be established between the chamber and ICT Admin during Ramzan to maintain prices at a reasonable level and avoid unnecessary price hike.
He said the shifting of the Excise and Taxation Office to Sector H-8 has created parking problems and measures should be taken to address the issue.
He said ICT has planned to constitute a market committee to deal with the affairs of flour mills in Islamabad and demanded that this decision should be reconsidered as Islamabad was not an agriculture crops growing area.
Other traders at the event also stressed the DC to move the ICT Admin office and district courts from Sector F-8 owing to security threats and problems faced by traders and residents.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2015.