Press Release

Business Community’s Issues to Promote Public-Private

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Friday invited the attention of the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar towards Asia’s largest book market Urdu Bazar which is in bad shape because of dilapidated roads and damaged sewer system. These views were expressed by the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry while talking to a delegation of traders, led by LCCI EC Member Zeshan Sohail Malik.

The LCCI office-bearers said that early resolution of the issues of business community would promote the idea of public-private partnership that is the only way to surmount economic challenges being faced by the country. The Lahore Chamber would continue its untiring efforts in this regard. They said that Lahore Chamber aims to promote trade and investment in the country by implementing the policies of the government and securing a business friendly environment in the country.

They said that government should allocate a sufficient part of development funds for the markets of Lahore where lack of infrastructure, damaged road network, bad sewerage system and traffic problems are hitting the business activities hard.

The LCCI office-bearers informed the visiting delegations that the Lahore Chamber also tries to secure a business-friendly environment through sharing views with the government high ups. In this regard, a meeting with Commissioner Lahore has also been held day before yesterday and he assured to resolve the issues.

They said that the primary objective of LCCI is to protect the interests of the business community while remaining committed to the cause of development of the country. There are a number of issues that must be tackled on priority and the biggest one is how to keep the momentum of growth.

They said that the government should help business community to cope with the challenges. It is not only vital to accelerate the trade and economic activities but is also a must for trust building between the government and the private sector.

Zeshan Sohail Malik, informed the LCCI office-bearers that Urdu Bazar is one of the biggest markets of the country where thousands of traders are doing business and buyers are visiting in miserable conditions. He informed that road network and sewerage system has been damaged and no government department is ready to listen to the traders. He said that a few weeks ago, road construction work was started but left in the middle. He said that pits and mud have made access of buyers to the market almost impossible.

Office-bearers of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry urged the concerned departments to take notice of the situation and immediately resolve the issue being faced by the city markets.