Karachi, November 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar urged the Provincial Government to accord top priority to control law and order situation in Karachi and take practical security measures to control crimes in Karachi, particularly in Old City Area and all industrial zones.
Exchanging views with Najmi Alam, General Secretary PPP, Karachi Division and Chairman Special Committee for Reconciliation formed by Chief Minister Sindh during his visit to KCCI, Haroon Agar apprised him about the growing concern and apprehensions of the business and industrial community of Karachi.
He informed that main business-stream and hub of commercial activities viz. old city areas markets were badly affected where crimes were rampant. He stressed upon the need to deploy police force at entry and exit points of old city markets and establish pickets. Hijacking of vehicles loaded with goods in industrial zones were also increased, he told. He emphasized that there should be no lip-service and law enforcing agencies should be visible and taking action in these localities.
He also asserted that the deployment of police force and vehicles in the affected areas under no circumstances be withdrawn. He highlighted the dire need of essential legislation to punish the criminal elements to eradicate crimes.
He criticized the on-going sale of mobile SIMs on pan-khokhas and carts at pavements alongside roads which reach easily in the hands of criminal elements who use them for criminal activities. He said that to avoid illegal use the mobiles SIMs should be delivered at the address of subscribers.
He voiced that PPP along with coalition parties having mandate in Karachi should be one page to control law and order situation in Karachi to save the national economy as Karachi generates more than 68 percent revenue for the national exchequer.
Najmi Alam, General Secretary PPP – Karachi Division and Chairman Special Committee for Reconciliation formed by Chief Minister Sindh expressed gratitude to President KCCI for providing opportunity for interactive session with Karachi Chamber.
He recognized the vibrant role of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for promotion of commercial and industrial activities. He informed that Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has formed a special committee for reconciliation and address the grievances faced by the business community of Karachi.
He stated that being Chairman of Reconciliation Committee he will meet all political and religious parties in Karachi along with other stakeholders to redress the grievances particularly relating to law and order situation in Karachi.
He stated that his leadership has given instructions to take up cases where antisocial elements were using name of his party or any worker involved in unlawful activity and fix accordingly. Cases of persons using party’s name be informed so he may look into the matter, he said.
He also suggested that businesspersons should abstain involving political personalities to resolve their business disputes. He welcomed the suggestions from KCCI to control law and order situation in old city area and industrial zones.
Members of PPP Reconciliation Committee Zulfiqar Ali Kaimkhani, Abid Satti, Former Presidents KCCI Majyd Aziz, A.Q. Khalil, Vice President KCCI Nasir Mehmood, Ex Senior Vice President KCCI Rasheeduddin Rashid, Chief PCLC Yunus Soomro and Managing Committee Members also participated in the meeting and shared their views.
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