CDA Committees to focus on development of markets

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Khalid Iqbal Malik said on Wednesday that the committees set up by the Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA) would focus on development of markets to facilitate the growth of business activities in the Federal Capital. Talking to a delegation of Anjuman-e-Tajran, G-9 Markaz, Islamabad led by its President Jamil Ahmed Marwat here, he said, Sheikh Ansar Aziz, Mayor IMC and Chairman CDA was serious in resolving problems of business community and has formed two committees for this purpose.
He assured the delegation that ICCI would work with CDA and other related organizations to address the key issues of trade and industry.
Jamil Ahmed Marwat highlighted the issues being faced by the traders of G-9 Markaz and said that G-9 Markaz was an important business center of the federal capital, but was facing many problems.
He said that poor condition of roads was a major issue in the market as roads have not been carpeted for the last eight years creating difficulties in movement of goods. He said footpaths were also in broken condition giving a bad look to the market. He said these issues were taken up with CDA many times and stressed that ICCI should play its role in resolving them.
Jamil Ahmad Marwat said that due to the absence of rent law in Islamabad, rent disputes of traders were on the rise in the market. He said that draft of rent control act was pending with a standing committee of National Assembly and emphasized that ICCI should pursue this matter vigorously with relevant committee for its early enactment into rent law. He said that CDA had approved filtration plant for G-9 Markaz in July 2012 but the facility was not provided as yet.
He said, ICCI should cooperate in addressing these issues. Mian Muhammad Shabir Group Chairman, Raja Zulfiqar General Secretary, Raja Mazhar Javed Senior Vice President and other office bearers were included in the delegation. Khalid Malik Senior Vice President, Tahir Ayub Vice President ICCI, Khalid Javed Chairman Founder Group, Ajmal Baloch President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Pakistan, Zafar Bakhtawari Vice President FPCCI, Muhammad Ijaz Abbasi former President ICCI and others also spoke at the occasion.

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