Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister and Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat e Islami Sirajul Haq has said that traders were the pillars of our economy and hence the administration would not be allowed to harass them in any respect. He said that government would solve problems of the traders’ community on priority basis.
This he said while talking to a delegation of Anjuman e Tajiran Peshawar at Markaz e Islami Peshawar. The Provincial General Secretary of J.I. Shabbir Ahmad Khan was also present while the delegation included Malik Mehr Elahi, Shaukat Ali, Israrullah, Ghufran Jehangir, Haji Mujibur Rahman, Haji Ibrahim, Atif Khalil and presidents of various bazaars.
Siraj said that provincial government was seriously endeavouring to promote economic activities and establish industrial base in the terror and backwardness hit province.
He said provincial government would create traders friendly environment in every city and town of the province. He said concrete steps were being taken to restore the past glory of Peshawar as city of gardens and gateway of Central Asian Trade.
He assured that the green Peshawar project would be completed soon with Initial funds of one billion rupees that would ameliorate lot of Peshawarites while the historical as well as touristic importance of this city would increase manifold.
He said traders and investors would be given special incentives to increase job opportunities and people specially youth did not bother to travel other cities and countries for jobs. He said the present rulers were not ‘Waderas’ but workers and servants of the masses.
He assured that the demand of traders to increase Auqaf property rents not more than 25 % would be considered sympathetically. The traders’ delegation thanked the Senior Minister for taking personal interest in addressing their grievances.