ICCI urges NA to pass amended rent control bill in next session

  • December 30, 2019
Saif ur Rahman Khan Acting President and Tahir Abbasi Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry have said that Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning & Development and all elected MNAs from Islamabad had presented an amended bill of rent control act for Islamabad in the National Assembly that have also been passed by the NA Standing Committee on Interior and called upon the parliamentarians to pass the amended bill in the next session of NA for resolving this longstanding issue of local traders. They said this while addressing a meeting of ICCI Traders Committee. Khalid Chaudhry Convener, ICCI Traders Committee, Khalid Iqbal Malik, Zahid Maqbool, Sheikh Baser Daud, Ashfaq Chatha, Irfan Chaudhry and others were in the meeting. ICCI Office Bearers said that due to absence of rent control act, local traders were feeling insecure as due to high inflation, rents of shops were rising leading to evictions of some traders from shops. They said that according to amended rent bill, a reconciliation committee would be setup to resolve out of court rent disputes. They said that Ajmal Baloch, President, Traders Action Committee and Markazi Anjiman-e-Tijaran was in contact with relevant quarters for the said committee. They appealed to the Prime Minister Imran Khan that as traders of the country have been provided relief from NAB law, the traders of federal capital may also be provided relief by meeting their demand for promulgation of a balanced rent control act in Islamabad.