KCCI concerned over arrest of industrialist

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STAFF REPORTER
KARACHI President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while expressing concerns over the arrest/ detention of owner a textile mill, stated that it was not a wise move to arrest anyone or raid industries but any violation of government’s order should be brought to KCCI’s and relevant industrial zone association’s notice so that the same could be amicably resolved through negotiations. “The industrialists are already going through a very difficult situation and finding it really hard to stay afloat hence, the government should refrain from exacerbating their problems and finalize the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at the earliest so that the industries could accordingly adopt precautionary measures at their units to prevent the spread of coronavirus and at the same time, ensure uninterrupted production activities”, President KCCI added in a statement issued. While referring to Chief Minister Sindh’s recent meeting with representatives of the business & industrial community on April 4, 2020, President KCCI said that Chief Minister afterwards formed a committee which was tasked to outline the SOPs for industries but what happened to that Committee as the business & industrial community has not received any response or SOPs so far.”