Business community urges govt to allow opening of business for limited time
ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has urged the government to allow opening of businesses for limited timings with precautionary protocols from 14th April.
He said that corona virus pandemic has caused the closure of business and industry due to which business activities were badly suffering.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to open activities of construction industry from 14th April while district administration has also allowed to open some businesses with protective protocols.
He said that rest of the businesses should also be allowed to open for limited timings after taking proper protective measures.
Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that due to closure of industry, workers were idle but on our request, industrialists were providing them daily food items while no worker would be rendered jobless.
However, he said that if lock-down continued for a long time, it would not be possible for industrialists to pay them monthly wages without work.
He said that banks have not given any concession in installments of loans and markup to businesses while payment of loans has also not been deferred.
He appealed to the government high ups to give sympathetic consideration to the demand of businesses for deferment of banks loans and their markup for a few months. - APP