Country’s economic growth is linked with success of business sector: Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari

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Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari

ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari has said that resolving traders’ issues is of key importance for economic growth and that he will exhaust all options for the purpose of fostering the business friendly environment in the capital city. He said this while addressing a mammoth gathering of traders of Blue Area here at Chamber House. He emphasized that the nation’s advancement is inextricably linked to the success of its business sector and that ICCI under his leadership is exploring every avenue for smooth business operations.

He said that Blue Area is the biggest business hub of Islamabad as well as the second biggest tax paying market of the country but lacks necessary facilities that’s why he is constantly in touch with the Capital Development Authority and other concerned departments’ high ups for the quick resolution of its issues like traffic jams, lack of Parking Plaza, provision of space for Flower Market, up gradation of the existing washrooms etc.

Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari said that to curb robberies and purse snatching incidents, functionality of safe city cameras is vital and he is in contact with the concerned police officials for the purpose which in turn will boost the attraction of the area for the consumers. He went on to say that under the campaign he has launched for the installation of water filtration plants in different business centres of Islamabad, a suitable site has also been earmarked in the Blue Area and the work on it would commence in the next few days.

Chairman Founder Group Khalid Iqbal Malik while appreciating the pro-active role of the office bearers of the Traders Welfare Association Blue Area for the betterment of the community assured unwavering and continued ICCI support for the cause.

Present on the occasion, member Sanitation CDA Mashooq Ali Shaikh by announcing that new Wash Rooms will also be built in Blue Area assured all possible cooperation to the traders’ community for keeping the business centers clean, green and business friendly. He also assured that an extra parking facility will be created in the Blue Area by removing the waste material.

Group leader Blue Area, Yousef Rajput by reiterating his and his colleague’s complete support to Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari warned that the community has to be vigilant of black sheep in its ranks hell bent to inflict loss to trader’s interest.

President Traders Welfare Association Blue Area, Raja Hassan Akhtar expressed gratitude to the ICCI team for addressing problems of his market.

President Traders’ Welfare Association, F/7, Assad Aziz apprised the audience about the successes of the body for the betterment of the business community.

President All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran Ajmal Baloch said that creation of the Mediation Council in the ICCI for the settlement of rent matters is one of the main achievements of Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari as President ICCI.

Secretary General United Business Group Zafar Bakhtawari emphasized unity, honesty and brotherhood in the ranks of the community to attain due respect and honour by saying that ICCI’s only agenda is to promote businesses through giving projection to business role models by making them brands at international level for the cause of the country.

Those who spoke on the occasion include Chaudhry Mohammad Naeem, Khalid Chaudhry. Abdur Rehman Siddiqui, Basharat Kakakhel, Ahmed Khan, Ch. Imtiaz and others.