ISLAMABAD: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of traders has congratulated the traders of the federal capital for observing very successful shutter down strike on Tuesday to register their strong protest against the government decision for early closure of shops on the pretext of energy conservation.
The Committee was comprised of Abdul Rauf Alam Group Leader as Chairman while Muzzamil Hussain Sabri President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kamran Abbasi President Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry, Ajmal Baloch President All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tijaran, M. Kashif Chaudhry President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tijaran Islamabad and Mohammad Ejaz Abbasi former President ICCI and President Traders Welfare Association Jinnah Super are its members. The Joint Action Committee was formed to negotiate with the government on behalf of the traders on this issue.
They said that all businesses and shops in main markets of Islamabad including Jinnah Super, Super Market, Blue Area, Aabpara, F-10, Peshawar More and other sectors remained closed which proved that trading community was completely united on this issue.
They said by observing complete strike, traders have given a clear message to the government that they would not accept unilateral decisions and it was the high time that government should pay heed to their concerns and take them fully on board on this important issue.
They also thanked the leaders of all markets unions for showing solidarity and motivating traders on this important issue. They said if government was sincere in conserving energy, it should make a uniform policy for the whole country and avoid using coercive measures against the traders of Islamabad because such measures create an impression of discrimination and would never prove beneficial for the economy of the country.
They hoped that traders would show similar unity in their ranks for better protection of their business interests and added that unity was the best approach to resolve problems and achieve good results.