Islamabad: Khalid Chaudhry, Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Secretary Information, Traders Action Committee, Islamabad strongly condemned the recent bomb blasts in Super Market and G-9 Karachi Company, which have created lot of concerns in the business community.
He called upon the local administration to beef up the security arrangements in all the commercial centers of the federal capital because if the wave of terrorist activities was not stopped in markets, customers will not take risk to visit business areas due to which business activities will badly suffer.
Khalid Chaudhry said that the police patrol from residential areas and markets has been withdrawn and police force deployed in sectors has been assigned to VIP duties due to which city has been handed over to criminals and street crimes are on the rise.
He said even the Red Zone is not safe now as the recent bomb blasts have occurred within areas that are just one kilometre away from President and Prime Minister Houses.
He said dozens of vehicles are being theft daily in the twin cities recovery of which is just five percent while bank robberies and snatching money from those who draw cash from banks has become almost a daily routine.
He appealed to Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Minister for Interior and Aftab Cheema, IGP Islamabad to ensure tight security arrangements in the markets, increase police patrol in commercial areas, order thorough investigations against recent bomb blasts and pay compensation to the bereaved family of Security Guard who was killed in the blast in Super Market.