LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and IndustryTuesday appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab to declare Katar Bund Road Industrial area as Industrial Estate as despite paying billions rupees to the national exchequer, the area is without even the basic amenities.
LCCI Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi raised the demand after having a meeting with the delegation of Katar Bund Road Industrial Association led by its Vice President Mian Nawaz here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The other members of the delegation included Secretary General Mian Yousaf, EC members Mian Younas, Mahboob Shah, Fawad Shamsi and others.
The LCCI Vice president said that it seemed that the Katar Bund Road industrial area does not belong to the Punjab government as despite being at a few kilometers away from Thokar Niaz Baig, it has completely broken roads and no sewerage system and lack of facilities that always discourage foreign and local buyers.
He said that government should focus on improving the infrastructure and law and order situation in this industrial are where dacoity and theft incidents are order of the day.
Vice President Katar bund road Industrial Association Mian Nawaz informed the LCCI Vice President that the Katar Bund Industrial Area was established four decades back and as many as 150 small and medium industrial units are operating in this area today. They complained that both the provincial and the district governments had neglected the area and no development work, including the maintenance of infrastructure, was carried out in past one decade.
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