ICCI urges CDA to take urgent measures for upgradation of markets


ISLAMABAD, MAR 2 (DNA) – Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the CDA to take urgent measures for upgradation of all markets of the federal capital including Sitara Market that would help in facilitating the better growth of business activities.

He said that all markets in Islamabad needed upgradation of infrastructure including repair of footpaths, carpeting of roads, provision of parking, renovation of water & sewerage, restoration of streetlights and emphasized that CDA should address these issues on priority basis for smooth promotion of trade activities. He said that the CDA had approved a food street for Sitara Market, which has not been constructed as yet and urged that CDA should construct food street without further delay.

He was addressing traders after inaugurating a tree plantation campaign at Sitara Market, Islamabad. Fatma Azim Senior Vice President, Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Altaf Hussain Shah President, Rana Ikram Secretary General Traders Welfare Association G-7 Markaz Islamabad, Ajmal Baloch President Anjuman-e-Tijaran Pakistan, Khalid Chaudhry, Chaudhry Ubaid and a large number of traders were present at the occasion.

Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that climate change impacted economic growth and created new difficulties for people, therefore, he urged that for sustainable economic growth of Pakistan, tree plantation across the country was the key requirement. He emphasized that traders should plant maximum trees in Islamabad and support the PM’s vision for promoting clean and green Pakistan. He said that like previous years, ICCI would lead the tree plantation campaign in the business community to plant a large number of trees in markets and industrial areas of the federal capital.

Speaking at the occasion, Altaf Hussain Shah, President, Traders Welfare Association, G-7 Markaz, Islamabad said that the Prime Minister wanted to make Pakistan a clean and green country and starting a tree plantation campaign from Sitara Market was part of efforts to support the PM’s vision. He hoped that under the leadership of ICCI, all market associations of Islamabad would take active part in the campaign to plant maximum trees in markets and green areas.

Ajmal Baloch, President, All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tijaran Pakistan said that changing climate was taking a heavy toll on economic activities due to flash floods and rise in temperature. He appealed to the traders across Pakistan to join hands with the government to plant maximum trees in the country in order to combat the impact of climate change and turn Pakistan into an environment friendly country.=DNA