Close ties urged between KCCI, city admn to resolve issues

KARACHI:,,, Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, has asked Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to keep close liaison with city administration in order to timely resolve a number of civic issues being faced by businessmen.

“We have formed a coordination board having representation from the federation, Sindh government, city administration and law enforcing agencies to effectively resolve problems being faced by business community. This board meets regularly on monthly-basis and results are very encouraging so far”, he added while speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber.

Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen BMG, Zubair Motiwala and Haroon Farooki, President KCCI Abdullah Zaki, Senior Vice President KCCI, Muffasar A. Malik, Vice President KCCI, Muhammad Idrees, Chairman Site Association of Industry, Younus Bashir, Former President KCCI, A. Q. Khalil and KCCI Managing Committee members were also present on the occasion.

Siddiqui said that challenges to authority and disobedience of laws had risen sharply amongst general public from 2001 to 2012, which had created public mess in the city. “Efforts are being to put things on the right track but it will take time”, he added.

He informed that a placement bureau had been established at Commissioner’s office to receive applications from unemployed youth while a committee had also been constituted to encourage the talented sports persons.

Commissioner Karachi assured that ongoing campaign launched against profiteers would continue till commodities are sold at rates fixed by the administration.

Teli underscored the need for devising an effective system to deal with the growing traffic problems, which, if effectively resolved, would certainly help in dealing with other ills of the city.

Terming traffic jams as the biggest issue being suffered by Karachiites, Teli suggested that a committee should be formed under the proposed system comprising all five Deputy Commissioners of the city along with Assistant Commissioners, Traffic Police Officers, representative of business community, civil society and other stakeholders who must devise a clear strategy and meet regularly to explore ways and means of how to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

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