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Assassination of a local trader: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry criticizes Sindh govt, asks Federal govt to take action

Karachi, February 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): Vice President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Muhammad Idrees has strongly condemned the brutal assassination of a local trader who was killed recently in broad daylight at Abdullah Haroon Road Saddar, which is one of the busiest streets of Karachi.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Muhammad Idrees demanded from the federal government to take notice of the rising lawlessness in Karachi and issue directives to the concerned authorities for immediate arrest of culprits responsible for murdering a trader of electronic market in Saddar.

He said, “It seems that the Sindh government has failed miserably to restore peace in Karachi, which leaves no other option for the business community but to approach the federal government for assistance.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif must take notice of the deteriorating law and order situation of Karachi city. A stringent and effective strategy must be devised to provide security to the perturbed business community and the general public, he added.

He further asked the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar to visit Karachi city and meet representatives of the business community in order to listen to the grievances being faced by them and personally gauge the rising insecurity of Karachi city.

Vice President KCCI noted that Chief Minster Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah lives in a fully secure CM House and whenever any unpleasant incident occurs in the city, the road outside CM House is immediately closed for traffic to further enhance security whereas the common man, particularly the businessmen, who are fearlessly being murdered and looted every day, continue to suffer. He expressed reservations over the performance various Law Enforcing Agencies as they have failed to control law and order situation of Karachi city.

He further demanded from the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to take notice of the poor law and order situation and review the performance of Sindh government otherwise all claims and efforts being made to restore peace will prove to be futile.

He said that the business community feels totally insecure in the prevailing uncertain circumstances and it has become difficult for them to continue their businesses. Rising lawlessness and limited commercial activities in Karachi city will have a negative impact on Pakistan’s economy, he added.

For more information, contact:
Aamir Hassan
Director Press/ Electronic Media and Public Relations
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Aiwan-e-Tijarat Road, Off Shahrah-e-Liaquat,
Office: +92 99218001-09
Fax: +92 21 99218010

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