Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Blue Area was the largest business bay in Islamabad, but was facing many problems. He called upon the CDA and MCI to address key issues of the traders of Blue Area including underpass and car parking. He said this while addressing a delegation of All Traders Welfare Association Blue Area Islamabad that visited ICCI led by its President Yousaf Rajput. He assured that ICCI would fully cooperate with All Traders Welfare Association, Blue Area in resolving key issues of traders of the area.
Rafat Farid Senior Vice President and Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President ICCI said that Blue Area was playing important role in the development of the local economy. They stressed that CDA, MCI, FBR, IESCO and other relevant organizations should focus on resolving the problems of traders of Blue Area to facilitate the growth of trade activities.
Speaking at the occasion, Yousaf Rajput President and Raja Hassan Akhtar Secretary General, All Traders Welfare Association, Blue Area, Islamabad said that Blue Area said at the time of construction of Metro Bus track in Blue Area, no underpass was provided due to which traders and customers were facing great difficulty in crossing from one side of the business track to the other side in Blue Area. They called upon CDA and MCI to construct underpass near Saudi Pak Tower, build U-turn at Jinnah Avenue, arrange plantation on the green belt on Fazal-e-Haq Road, overhaul streets in Blue Area, repair footpaths, address sewerage issue, signboard tax and trade license issues. They said that due to absence of rent control law in Islamabad, traders were facing problems and called upon the government to arrange early passage of amended rent control bill from the parliament for promulgation of new rent law.
Zubair Ahmed Malik Chairman Founder Group, M. Ejaz Abbasi Vice President FPCCI, Malik Sohail Hussain Chief Coordinator FPCCI, Ch. Nadeem ud Din President PTI Traders Wing, Ajmal Baloch President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tijaran Islamabad, Khalid Chaudhry and others also addressed the meeting and stressed for the need of resolving key issues of Blue Area traders.
The business community expressed complete solidarity with the Armed Forces of Pakistan and reiterated that they would stand shoulder to shoulder with Pakistani Armed Forces in time of need.