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March 7, 2019

ICT admin, ICCI join hands to protect environment

Islamabad

March 7, 2019

Islamabad : Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) offices and discussed the possibilities of collaborating with ICCI for promoting clean and green Islamabad under the Prime Minister's initiative of Clean and Green Pakistan Programme.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked for planting 10 million trees in Islamabad and business community should come forward to achieve this target.

He said the ICT administration had decided to eliminate the use of plastic bags for a clean environment and urged that the business community should cooperate by phasing out the usage of plastic bags.

The deputy commissioner said the ICT administration has nominated Sanitation Magistrates in Islamabad and business community should cooperate with them to ensure cleanliness in the Federal capital.

He agreed to give a representative to ICCI and market associations in price Control Committees.

He said the ICCI should hold monthly meetings with ICT Administration to resolve the issues of the business community.

He also assured to take measures for resolving the issues highlighted by the business community in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that close cooperation between ICCI and local administration was very important to resolve issues of the business community with mutual efforts.

He stressed that ICCI should be given representation in the Administration's Market Committee to safeguard the interests of the business community.

He said ICCI and Market Associations should also be given representation in Price Control Committees of ICT Administration so that with joint efforts, prices in markets could be kept at a reasonable level.

He said in case of a complaint against any trader, instead of sealing shops, Price Control Committee should take ICCI and concerned Market Union on board so that with joint efforts such issues could be resolved.

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