PESHAWAR: Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Department have agreed to set up a joint committee to solve the problems of the business community in a timely manner and to establish a coordinated relationship.
The committee will formulate a sustainable strategy and give concrete recommendations for solving the problems faced by the business community and the chamber and the police department will work together to solve the problems of the business community in a timely and amicable manner in the light of the recommendations.
The agreement was reached with President of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Ishaq during visit of the Chief Capitol Police Officer Ijaz Khan, SSP Operations, Kashif Aftab Ahmad Abbasi and SSP Traffic Shahzada Umar Abbas Babar and other senior officers of the police department here at the chamber house on Wednesday, said in a press release issued here.
Shahid Hussain, Senior Vice President of Sarhad Chamber, Vice President Ijaz Khan Afridi, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Focal Person for Ease of Doing Business and Investment Ghazanfar Bilor, Anjuman Tajran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chairman Shaukat Ali Khan, Former Presidents of Sarhad Chamber Haji Muhammad Afzal, Faiz Muhammad Faizi, Malik Zahid Hussain, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Sherbaz Bilour, former senior vice presidents Engineer Manzoor Elahi, Imran Khan Mohmand, former vice presidents Abdul Jalil, Abidullah Khan Yousafzai, President of Industrialist Association Peshawar Malik Imran Ishaq, Executive Committee members Hamza Ibrahim Butt, Kashif Amin, Manoor Khurshid, Lal Badshah, Afaf Ali Khan, Farhad Asfandiar, Parvez Khattak, Qaraatul Ain and Waqar Ahmed, Nisar Khan, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Ghulam Bilal Javed, Aftab Iqbal, Sadar Gul, Faiz Rasool, Ehsanullah, Ishtiaq Muhammad, Shah Rukh Khan, Aqib Ismail, Director PDA Irfan Shahzad, Deputy. Director Admin Transport Department Muhammad Imran, various markets, presidents of traders associations, officials, industrialists and representatives of traders’ community were present in large numbers.
Muhammad Ishaq apprised the senior officers of the police department about serious apprehensions of the business community regarding the increasing extortion, crime incidents, disturbed law and order situation, security and other issues of the community.
He stressed that SCCI and the police department should formulate a coordinated strategy under which common measures should be taken to solve the problems of the business community on a priority basis and for immediate solutions.
The SCCI chief on this occasion pointed out various problems of the business community and gave suggestions for their amicable resolution which included extortion, street crime, mobile snitching, FBR data leakage and other problems and also emphasized to ensure their implementation.
CM KP’s focal person for Ease of Doing Business and Industry Ghazanfar Bilour while paying tribute to the sacrifices of the police department and law enforcement agencies said that the police department and the business community are part and parcel for each other.
Providing protection to the business community will increase investment in the province and stabilize the country’s economy, Ghazanfar Bilour said.
The CM’s focal person expressed his satisfaction on the steps taken by the police department to arrest the criminals, street crime, extortion and criminal elements and said that crime is not only a problem of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but crime rate is very high rest of world as compared to Pakistan, in which people of Pakistan have no idea about it.
Anjuman Tajran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chairman Shaukat Ali Khan and Anjuman Tajran Peshawar President Haji Muhammad Afzal also spoke on the occasion.
Later, an awareness session was conducted regarding traffic rules, in which SSP Traffic Shahzada Umar Abbas Babar through his detailed multiple-media presentation apprised the participants about traffic rules and regulations.
It is pertinent to mention here that SCCI, Traffic Police Department and PDA will conduct a joint survey regarding traffic in the city.