Press Release

Traders seek LCCI help to get their issues resolved

The traders of Lahore have sought help of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry to get their major issues resolved. A delegation of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran, led by its Chairman Waqar Ahmad Mian, informed the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry that traders of markets are doing business in miserable conditions and situation is getting worsen day by day.

President Anjuman-e-Tajran Malik Amanat Ali, General Secretary Malik Kalim Ahmad, former LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rashid, former Vice President Zeshan Khalil, EC Members Imran Bashir and Maqbool Siddiqui and market leaders including Nasir Ansari, Haris Attique, Babar Ali Khan, Malik  Hafeez, also spoke on the occasion.

The delegation members said that lack of infrastructure, deteriorating law and order, traffic mess and bad sewerage system have made it hard for the traders to do business in the markets. They said that a number of fire incidents have took place in the city market due to worst transmission but the LESCO officials have not taken corrective measures. They said that concerned SDOs of LESCO should visit markets at least once a month.

They said that some sites for parking plazas are available at different markets. The Government should immediately start work on parking plazas. They further stated that due to parking and traffic issues, the customers are avoiding to visit markets and volume of business has been reduced significantly.

LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that the government should resolve the issues of the traders at the earliest. He said that no lockdown at EID should be imposed on traders as they have already suffered huge financial loss and cannot afford another lockdown. He said that the Lahore Chamber was playing the role of a bridge between government and private sector. He urged the departments concerned to resolve the issues of trafficpoor sewerage system, unavailability of parking and streetlights.

The President further said that the State Bank of Pakistan is going to launch a finance scheme for small traders.

Mian Tariq Misbah said that the LCCI was struggling hard for the strong economy of the country, citing that Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry had established Help Desks of various departments to address the complaints of traders.

LCCI Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry said that Lahore Chamber had taken up the issue of parking plazas at various forums.

The LCCI office-bearers informed the delegation that a vaccination center has been established at the LCCI premises and urged the traders to get themselves vaccinated.

Nasir Hameed Khan said that the government has withdrawn the powers under section 203 (A) that is a biggest achievement.