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Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry expresses deep concern over recent bloodshed in Karachi

Karachi, November 10, 2012 (PPI-OT): In a press statement Muhammad Haroon Agar, the President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed deep concern over recent bloodshed in the Karachi city and target killing of three brothers engaged in electronics business and senior members of Karachi Electronics Dealers Association.

He lamented that despite of assurances by the Governor Sindh to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to take immediate practical security measures with effective implementation and results visible on-ground to everyone, the situation has even become worse.

Target killing of businessmen in cold-blood when the whole Karachi city is red alert due to on-going Ideas 2012 exhibition puts a question mark on the efficiency and integrity of the Police and Law Enforcing Agencies, he said. Situation is totally alarming as Government and Police have no control over prevailing law and order situation, he added.

He said that in view of the fact the Police, Law Enforcing Agencies and the State is not providing security to the citizens of Karachi and all the decisions taken in the past meetings with regards to law and order with the Government and Law Enforcing Agencies have never been implemented and the crimes have increased many folds it was unanimously decided by the KCCI, all industrial town associations along with Small Traders/ Market Associations to go for protest by dharna and strike.

He said that Karachi Chamber deferred protest calls on the assurance of Governor Sindh to control the situation with visible results on the ground for the betterment in Old City Areas and all the Industrial Zones and markets of Karachi but in vain.

He said that in the meeting it was conveyed to the Governor by Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli that if the above commitments not fulfilled and no visible results seen on ground to control rampant crimes particularly extortion (bhatta), kidnapping for ransom, hijacking of vehicles loaded with goods, killings of businessmen etc. in the month of November, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry will call a meeting to decide future line of action and the Governor will support us.

For more information, contact:
M. Shafiq Baig
Public Relations Officer
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road,
Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Karachi-74000
Tel: +9221 9921 8001 -09
Fax: +9221 9921 8010
Email: pro@kcci.com.pk, pro2@kcci.com.pk
Website: http://www.kcci.com.pk/

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