Traders concern on market sanitary conditions

Karachi: Small traders have expressed concern on poor sanitary conditions in the city markers, particularly the markets of old city areas.

Hamid Mehmood, President of All Pakistan Association of Small Traders and Cottage Industries (APAOSTCI) Karachi chapter, here Tuesday said though the provincial government has launched a cleanliness drive but it is yet to reach the old city markets of Karachi. He said in many markets are littered and both shopkeepers and buyers face immense problems.

He said markets of Bolton Market, Burns Road, Light House and Tower areas need urgent cleanliness. He said the chocked gutter lines are spreading diseases amongst citizens. He said the chocked gutter line in front of the CDGK car parking plaza is yet to be opened despite the passage of more than one year and neither the Sindh local government department, nor other civic agencies are taking notice of the issue.

He said the small traders demand that all markets including Bolton Market, Burns Road, Light House and Tower should be cleaned on priority to facilitate small traders as well as citizens.

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