Islamabad, February 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Senior Vice President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Secretary Information of Traders Action Committee, Islamabad Khalid Chaudhry has appealed to the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to issue orders for halting the forced ejections of traders from shops till the promulgation of a balanced rent restriction act in Islamabad. He said this while addressing a meeting of local traders.
He said before the elections, all parties had promised for the promulgation of a balanced rent control act in the federal capital on coming to power, however, eight months have passed and it is high time that the PML-N government should honour its promise.
Khalid Chaudhry said due to absence of rent control act, the local traders are facing great problems in running business as they are always in a sense of insecurity due to fear of forced ejections. He said the new rent law is the need of the hour as it will establish peace and prove beneficial for both the parties.
He said in the previous government, Law Ministry in consultation with all stakeholders had developed a consensus document of rent control act which was sent to the National Assembly after the approval of Federal Cabinet. However, it was unfortunate that the previous government could not arrange its enactment into a law from the parliament.
He said that document had also provided for the constitution of a Reconciliation Committee which was to settle all rent disputes and no landlord was to declare defaulter any tenant while right of appeal to the Supreme Court was also made available. He appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to order for halting all forced evictions of traders till the promulgation of a balanced rent control to ensure smooth growth of business activities.
For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950
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