LAHORE: Government should resolve the issues of traders at earliest as they are going through challenging business conditions.
These views were expressed by President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mian Tariq Misbah and while talking to the delegation of Pakistan Traders Association led by former LCCI Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa at the LCCI on Saturday. LCCI Executive Committee Members Fiaz Haider and Haji Muhammad Asif Sehar were also present on the occasion.
LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry is playing the role of a bridge between the government and private sector and would leave no stone unturned to get the issues of traders resolved on priority basis.
He said market traders pay a huge amount in the shape of taxes, but remain deprived of basic civic services in the markets. He urged the department concerned to resolve the issues of traffic, poor sewerage system, unavailability of parking and streetlights and undue interference of tax officials.
Mian Tariq Misbah said that the LCCI is struggling hard for strong economy of the country, he said, adding, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established Help Desks of various departments to address the complaints of traders.
He said that the Lahore Chamber has taken up the issue of parking plazas at various forums. He said that LDA has assured that the issue of parking would be resolved in new Master Plan for Lahore. He said that this issue would be taken up in upcoming meeting with LDA officials.
The LCCI President informed the delegation that on recommendation of LCCI, Covid-19 vaccination centers are being established at the Lahore Chamber, Sundar and Kot Lakhpat industrial areas.
LCCI Senior Vice President said that Shahalam market should be made traffic-free as Anarkali. It would resolve various issues.
The delegation informed the LCCI office-bearers that issue of traffic and parking in Shahalam market is getting more severe. They said that some places have already been identified for parking plazas but yet no action has been taken.
They said that parking plazas can be built under public-private partnership. They said that a vaccination center should also be established at Sheikhupura industrial area.