ICCI calls on MCI to focus on development works in markets

  • July 14, 2020
Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has said that no development work has been done in markets and industrial areas of Islamabad for the last four years due to which the condition of these business areas has deteriorated. He said that business community was paying multiple taxes and charges to MCI including property tax, water charges, conservancy charges and stressed that these funds should be utilized for rehabilitation of infrastructure in markets and industrial areas including repair of roads, footpaths, street lights, water & sewerage systems and provision of filtration plants and public toilets. Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that Sheikh Ansar Aziz, Mayor Islamabad was trying to provide facilities as he has recently done the ground- breaking of a public toilet in F-10 Markaz. However, he stressed all markets and industrial areas in Islamabad were needed urgent repair of basic infrastructure to bring them at par with international standards and to facilitate the growth of business activities. Tahir Abbasi, Senior Vice President and Saif ur Rehman Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that lockdown has badly affected business activities in Islamabad. They stressed MCI should remove all encroachments from markets in Islamabad as they were tarnishing the look of markets and creating hurdles in business promotion. They further stressed that MCI should reduce taxes and water charges to provide relief to Covid-19 pandemic business community.