Maulana Fazal for giving traders protection

Karachi: Jamait Ulemae Islam Fazl JUIF leader Maulana Fazalur Rehman has demanded of the government to give protection to traders and industrialists who are paying billions of rupees tax every year.

In a statement here Monday, he strongly condemned the attack on former chairman of Karachi Association of Trade and Industry KATI Shaikh Manzar Alam in Karachi. He said despite the operation of police and rangers no one is safe in the city, adding doctors, teachers, lawyers, police officers and traders are being attacked by terrorists with full impunity.

He said it is necessary to give protection to traders and industrialists, as their insecurity would further harm the national economy. He said it’s a matter of great concern that traders and investors are leaving Karachi, resulting in capital flight. He said if the government cannot provide protection to its main taxpayer section than it would be ill luck for the nation and country.

He asked the government to arrest the attackers of Shaikh Manzar Alam and bring them to book. He said the traders and businessmen should be given foolproof protection.