The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has severely criticized National Highway Authority for sending notice to business concerns and urged to stop this practice that would destroy the entire business atmosphere.
In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that business community is committed to its national obligations and wants to supplement government endeavors aimed at economic uplift of the country but government departments are creating unnecessary hurdles.
They said that a member of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has complained that National Highway Authority (NHA) has said through a letter that he is violating NHA rules and regulations and made an unauthorized access through the right of way to the National Highway N-5, Multan Road. The member further stated that this access is a must for his business activity and he is not hindering the traffic flow at National Highway N-5.
The LCCI office-bearers said that all government departments should play role of facilitator with a friendly approach to the business community that is backbone of the economy. They said that such actions would perturb the smooth running of business.
They urged the National Highway Authority (NHA) to withdraw its letter that is nothing else but to create panic like situation. They also demanded of the government to direct all of its departments to play a supportive role for the business community that would certainly flourish the trade and economic activities in the country.