Traders call for developing Blue Area as a modern business avenue

ISLAMABAD, Sept 19 (INP): A delegation of All Traders Welfare Association (ATWA), Blue Area, Islamabad visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by its President Yousaf Rajput and exchanged views with ICCI office bearers on the development of Blue Area as a modern business avenue.

Raja Hassan Akhtar Secretary General, Mian Akram Farid Patron-in-Chief, Malik Saghir Ahmed Chairman, Syed Amin Pirzada Group Leader and others were in the delegation. The newly elected office bearers of ICCI Ahmed Hassan Mughal President, Rafat Farid Senior Vice President and Iftikhar Anwar Sethi Vice President were also present at the occasion.

Addressing the delegation, Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that Blue Area was the largest business bay of the federal capital and urged that CDA and MCI should focus on developing it on modern lines to facilitate the growth of business activities. He said that roads carpeting in Blue Area has been started, which is laudable, however, other development works should also be undertaken in this business area. He said Blue Area needed better facilities of car parking to cater to the needs of traders and customers.

Muhammad Naveed Malik Senior Vice President and Nisar Mirza Vice President ICCI thanked ATWA Blue Area delegation for visiting Chamber and assured that ICCI would fully cooperate with the association in resolving key issues of traders of the area.

Yousaf Rajput, President, All Traders Welfare Association, Blue Area, Islamabad speaking at the occasion said that with the efforts of association and chamber, carpeting of roads has been started in Blue Area after 12 years that would resolve the longstanding issue of traders. He said being the largest business centre of Islamabad, Blue Area needed to be developed as a modern looking business bay. It would accelerate business activities, encourage investment and improve the local economy, he added. He thanked ICCI for hosting AWTA delegation and vowed that they would work with Chamber to resolve the problems of traders.

Zubair Ahmed Malik, Chairman Founder Group thanked the traders of Blue Area for voting Group’s nominees into power in ICCI annual elections. He assured that ICCI would take all possible measures for promoting the cause of traders and industrialists.

Raja Hassan Akhtar Secretary General AWTA Blue Area, Mian Akram Farid Patron-in-Chief, Malik Saghir Ahmed Chairman, Syed Amin Pirzada Group Leader, former President ICCI M. Ejaz Abbasi, Baser Daud, Khalid Chaudhry and others also spoke at the occasion for stressed for better development of Blue Area.