Islamabad, NOV 22 /DNA/ – Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that ICCI is the premier representative body of the business community of Islamabad and urged that the government should give permanent representation to the sitting President ICCI in the CDA Board to represent the voice of business community in CDA affairs that would help resolve their issues and facilitate the growth of business activities. He said this while exchanging views with a delegation of CDA Officers Association during their visit to ICCI led by Ch. Amir Shehzad, President. Riaz Khan Chairman, Ch. Kamran Bakhat Senior Vice President, Syed Asghar Imam, Tariq Mehmood Chaudhry, Abdul Rahim, Aftab Hussain Khan and others were in the delegation.
Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari said that all the markets and industries of Islamabad are represented in ICCI, therefore, its permanent representation in the CDA Board will be very helpful in resolving the issues of the business community. He said that a 50 percent quota in CDA Officers should be given to the residents of Islamabad to address the issues of the city. He discussed many other matters with the Association including better development of markets and industry, removal of encroachments from markets, improving sanitation, and beautification of Islamabad. He assured that ICCI will cooperate with the Association in its efforts to protect the interests of CDA officers.
Speaking at the occasion, Ch. Amir Shehzad, President, CDA Officers Association fully supported the ICCI proposal for representation in CDA Board. He stressed that the government should review the constitution of CDA Board by including the representatives of ICCI and CDA Officers for the better development of the city. He said that a Committee comprising the representatives of ICCI and CDA Officers Association should be constituted to work jointly for the welfare of the business community and better development of the city. He said that the heads of Administration and CDA should be different persons for better administration and development of the city. He assured that their Association will cooperate with ICCI in resolving issues of the business community.
Faad Waheed Senior Vice President, Azhar ul Islam Zafar Vice President ICCI, Khalid Iqbal Malik Group Leaders, Zafar Bakhtawari, Ejaz Abbasi, Khalid Chaudhry, Maqsood Tabish, Ch. Muhammad Ali, Malik Mohsin Khalid and others also shared ideas on matters of mutual interest.