IG Police assures to address the key issues of business community

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Islamabad, JUL 2 /DNA/ – Akbar Nasir Khan, Inspector General, Islamabad Police said that the business class is the largest taxpayer community and playing a key role in the development of the economy, therefore, police would take all possible measures to address their key issues and provide them a safe & secure environment for better growth of business community. He said this while addressing the business community during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

The IG Police said that new parameters are being set to make police more effective so that it could provide solutions to the problems of citizens at their doorsteps. He said that currently citizens were accessing police for their issues, but the objective is to transform police in a way that in future it may access the doors of the citizens to address their grievances. He said that the safe city project would be made more effective to improve law & order situation in the city. He said that his priority is to improve the performance of police stations to make them more responsive to the citizens. He assured that the police in cooperation with ICCI will take all possible measures to resolve the major issues of the business community.   

Speaking at the occasion, Muhammad Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that political rallies and sit-ins in the federal capital have always created difficulties and caused closure of business activities due to which the business community suffered great losses. He stressed that the government should earmark a separate place out of the city for such activities to save the losses to business and economy. He said that a Police Facilitation Centre was established in ICCI Premises, which should provide all those services being delivered by the Police Facilitation Centre F-6 Markaz. He said that a traffic office in ICCI should be set up to address driving licenses and other issues of the business community. He said that security cameras should be installed in industrial areas and markets connected with safe city project to make business areas more safe and secure. He said that conciliation committees should be revived in all police stations of Islamabad and ICCI should also be given proper representation in them to resolve the problems of the business community more effectively. He said that before taking action against any trader, the police should take the concerned market union and ICCI on board to resolve such issues with mutual efforts.

Khalid Iqbal Malik, Chairman, Founder Group, said that various crimes including dacoities, theft of vehicles & motorcycles & snatching of mobile phones needed more attention of Police to curb them in Islamabad. He said that the use of modern technology in all functions of police should be increased to further improve its efficiency & performance. He said that promotion of community policing in Islamabad should be focused to improve the trust between the citizens and the police and solve the problems more effectively.

Jamshaid Akhtar Sheikh Senior Vice President and Muhammad Faheem Khan Vice President ICCI thanked Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan for visiting Chamber and hoped said that he would take corrective measures to address the issues highlighted by the business community.

Zafar Bakhtawari, Tahir Abbasi, Khalid Malik, Saif ur Rehman Khan, Ajmal Baloch, Sardar Tahir, Abdul Rehman Siddiqui, Yousaf Rajput, Zahid Qureshi, Nisar Langa and representatives of various markets also highlighted various issues that needed close attention of IG Police for redress.