Chairman CDA forms two joint committees to resolve traders issues

  • October 27, 2016
Sheikh Anser Aziz, Mayor IMC and Chairman CDA has announced to form two joint committees (one from CDA and one from IMC) to look into and resolve the issues of local traders. He nominated Zeeshan Ali Naqvi Deputy Mayor and Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan from CDA and Ch. Riffat Javed Deputy Mayor and Raja Waheed from IMC for joint committees and asked ICCI to nominate its representatives for both committees. He said this while addressing a large delegation of market representatives that called on him led by Khalid Iqbal Malik, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to apprise him of the key issues of traders.
Sheikh Anser Aziz said that business community was playing important role in the development of the city and CDA & IMC wanted to facilitate them in growth of business activities. He said joint committees would look into the issues of traders and submit recommendations for their resolution. He said placing sanitation staff in markets at the disposal of market union was under consideration so that unions could monitor their performance. He said if any market union wanted to undertake some development work in market on self-finance basis including construction of public baths, installation of filtration plant etc., CDA was ready to allow the same. He hoped that joint committees would be effective in resolving the long standing issues of business community.
In his welcome address, Khalid Iqbal Malik, President ICCI said that Sheikh Anser Aziz was an elected leader and business community has pinned lot of hopes on him. He said almost 95 percent issues of business community were related to CDA and markets were facing many common issues which needed urgent attention of CDA. He assured that ICCI and market unions will fully cooperate with CDA and IMC in resolving issues of business community. 
The market representatives highlighted various issues. They said that CDA has not undertaken development works in markets since long due to which roads and footpaths were broken, street lights, car parking, filtration plants and public toilets were not available, sanitation staff was not performing well, sewerage lines were mixing with water supply lines at some places, green areas were required better development and all these issues needed urgent focus of CDA and IMC.
Khalid Malik, SVP ICCI, Tahir Ayub Secretary General I-11 Market and Vice President ICCI, Mian Akram Farid & M. Ejaz Abbasi former Presidents ICCI, Khalid Chaudhry former SVP ICCI, Haji Nisar Langa President Peshawar More Market, Nadeem Mansoor President Blue Area, Qazi M. Ilyas President Jinnah Super, Raja Zulfiqar General Secretary G-9 Markaz, Ch. Zafar Gujjar President G-10/4, Sarfraz Haider President Melody Food Park, Zahid Qureshi General Secretary I-8 Markaz, Haji Salahuddin President Small Traders Association, Dr. Saeed President I-10 Markaz, Aslam Khan General Secretary G-10/1, Ch. Saeed President G-8/1, Musharaf Janjua President Automobile Association, Altaf Shah Sitara Market G-7, Babar Chaudhry Good Transport Association, Nisar Mirza President G-9/3, Sheikh Awais President E-11 Markaz, Shafiq Abbasi President Aabpara Market, Sardar Abid General Secretary G-10 Markaz, Shah Anwar Bara Kahu Main Murree Road and others highlighted issues of their respective markets.