Karachi: Karachi Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President, Mian Abrar Ahmad has expressed deep concern over prevailing bad law and order situation in the largest metropolis, industrial and financial capital of Pakistan – Karachi and condemned the recent waves of bloodshed and violence while vehemently criticizing the failure of the Government to control the situation.
In a SOS letter to President of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister Sindh, Federal and Provincial Interior Ministers, Director General Rangers, Inspector General Police Sindh, the President KCCI has demanded immediate intervention with concrete safety and security measures ensuring effective implementation and bringing persistent results.
The recent bloodshed in the markets of Karachi several precious lives of businessmen were lost, he lamented. The criminal activities viz. Extortion (bhatta), kidnapping and killing for ransom, dacoities etc in the markets and industrial areas are rampant causing widespread fear and harassment, he added.
He informed that everyday members of the business community and delegations from various markets of Karachi are approaching Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry complaining and protesting about life threats to them by the criminal elements and requesting to immediately contact the concerned quarters for their safety and security.
He voiced that the recent killings of businessmen has shaken the confidence of the business and industrial community. He recalled that last year, federal and provincial minister for interior visited Karachi Chamber and pledged to control the deteriorating law and order situation but no concrete measures have been witnessed to sustain safety and security and improve law and order.
He appealed the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister to immediately intervene as it is the prime responsibility of the Government to provide protection, safety and security. He bewailed that it is a great irony that in the present grave economic scenario, fatally stabbed economy, in the presence of energy and gas crisis, the business community of Karachi is steadfast to fortify the industrial and commerce activities, however, it has become impossible to continue doing business in Karachi in the wake of severe threats to precious lives of the members of business and industrial community.
Pertinent to mention here that with the efforts of Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli the Government allowed members of the business and industrial community those who have licensed weapons they may carry without display while travelling to and from their businesses for their safety and security and to protect their lives under the prevailing law and order situation, he concluded.
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