ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP):A delegation of the Traders Welfare Association, G-10 Markaz, led by its President Akhlaq Abbasi, visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Tuesday.
They congratulated Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President of the ICCI, for a further one-year extension of his tenure, according to a press release.
Addressing the delegation, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari said that G-10 Markaz is one of the important business centers of the federal capital but is neglected for development.
He urged the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to start development work in this market to facilitate the traders in better growth in trade activities.
He said that markets in the G-series are ignored for development and emphasized allocating specific funds for the upgrading of these markets.
He said that ICCI had evolved a strategy with CDA to focus on the better development of markets, but the frequent change of Chairman CDA after a short period has disturbed all the plans for the development of commercial and industrial areas.
He urged appointing the Chairman CDA at least for 3 years to ensure better development of the federal capital. He assured that ICCI would fully cooperate with the TWA G-10 Markaz in resolving key issues in their market.
Speaking on the occasion, Akhlaq Abbasi said that Ahsan Bakhtawari was working actively to resolve the issues of the business community and hoped that he would resolve the remaining issues of the business community during his additional term.
He said that G-10 Markaz is one of the oldest markets in Islamabad, but the CDA is not paying due attention to its development, and the traders are facing many problems. He said that a park has divided the market into two parts, due to which people from one side cannot go to the other side of the market.
He stressed that the CDA should address this issue. He said that the CDA has earmarked a plot for a filtration plant but has not made any further progress on this issue. He said that washrooms and security cameras are needed in the market to ensure the proper security of businesses.
Zafar Bakhtawari, former President of the ICCI and Secretary General of UBG Pakistan, said that traders are playing an important role in the development of the economy.
He also urged CDA to facilitate their business development by addressing their development needs. He said that ICCI will try to play a role in the filtration plant to address this key issue for the traders.