LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Wednesday urged the Punjab government to activate fire brigade station at Ferozepur Road Industrial Area to avert any untoward incident in the industrial units operational in the area.
The demand was raised by the LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir while talking to a delegation of Ferozepur Road Industrial Association (FRIA), led by its Chairman Mubasher Butt and Patron-in-Chief Adnan Butt, here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mian Nauman Kabir said that five fire incidents took place in Ferozepur Road Industrial area. He said that unfortunately these fire incidents caused a huge loss which otherwise could have been averted.
The LCCI Senior Vice President urged the Punjab Government to declare Ferozepur Road Industrial Area as “Industrial Estate”.
The FRIA delegation informed the LCCI Senior Vice President that Ferozepure Road Industrial area has more than 450 industrial units and trading houses catering to the needs of over one lakh people directly or indirectly but due to non-availability of fundamental facilities, the industrialists were facing multiple problems. They said that law and order situation was also not encouraging.
The FRIA Chairman also sought the help of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a fire station in the area to avert any untoward incident in the industrial units operational in the area.
Mian Nauman Kabir said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry was quite conscious of the problems of the business community and was putting in its best efforts for their early solution.
He said that the LCCI understands well that the acute energy shortage had hit the entire industrial sector and it had asked the government for a bailout package to the industry besides a cut in markup rate that was too high and has no parallel in the developed world.
The LCCI Senior Vice President informed the FRIA delegation that LCCI has established a Help Desk to address the issue of property tax and invited them to avail the opportunity.