ICCI appeals to CJ IHC for implementation of rent control act in courts

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Islamabad, FEB 9 /DNA/ – Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appealed to the Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Hon’ble Athar Minallah to issue directions to the lower courts for implementation of the new rent control act in Islamabad so that the rent disputes of traders could be resolved soon that will help better growth of trade activities. He said that due to the tireless efforts of ICCI and other stakeholders, an amended bill of rent control act was passed by the National Assembly and the Senate that was signed by the President of Pakistan and was also notified in the official gazette. However, the courts were implementing the new rent law for deciding rent disputes due to which the traders were facing great problems. He expressed these views while addressing a brunch hosted by Baser Dawood, former President ICCI and President Islamabad Founder Lions Club in honor of the ICCI Office Bearers. Jamshaid Akhtar Sheikh Senior Vice President, Muhammad Faheem Khan Vice President ICCI, Senior Political Leader Senator Zafar Ali Shah, Former Member National Assembly Zamrud Khan, prominent economist Dr Ashfaq Hassan Khan, Former Presidents ICCI Mian Akram Farid, Abdul Rauf Alam, Khalid Javed, Zubair Ahmad Malik, Tariq Sadiq, Mian Shaukat Masood, Mohammad Ejaz Abbasi, Khalid Iqbal Malik, Zafar Bakhtawari, Sheikh Amir Waheed and Zahid Maqbool as well as Nasir Qureshi, Chaudhry Abdul Rauf, Mohammad Naveed Malik, , Dr. Masood Ghani, Dr. Afshan Malik, Safina Shah, Chaudhry Masood, Khalid Chaudhry, Ashfaq Chatha, Saeed Bhatti, Malik Najeeb, Raja Safeer, Chaudhry Tahir, Shazia Rizwan, Nigina Khaliq, Nasira Ali Naina, Engr. Fahim Iqbal, Engr. Zeeshan Sadiq, Faizan Shehzad, Tahir Abbasi, Mian Maqbool, Asher Hafeez, Tahir Ayub, Chaudhry Abdul Ghaffar, Saif-ur-Rehman Khan, Gul Sher Sajjad, Malik Javed, Imran Minhas, Raja Waheed, Naveed Satti, Arshad Hameed, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali and others were present on the occasion

Mohammad Shakeel Munir said that unless the new rent control act was implemented in the courts, the people will be deprived of its benefits while the rent disputes of traders will not be resolved amicably and business activities will also be affected. He appealed to the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court to issue necessary directions to the lower courts for implementation of the new rent law so that the problems of the tenants could be resolved in accordance with new rent law that would create more favourable conditions for the growth of trade activities.