KARACHI: Chairman All Vegetable Association Bahram Khan told PPI on Friday that their call for strike has been withdrawn after recovery of a trader’s son and Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui’s due attention towards the issues being faced by the traders of New Sabzi Mandi.
New Sabzi Mandi traders had announced indefinite strike from April 26th against threats being hurled by criminals towards them. Recently, son of a trader Haji Abdul Rehman was kidnapped by unidentified people. However, the kidnappers left his son near his house on Friday morning. The identity of kidnappers could not be ascertained yet.
Siddiqui, during a visit to the market, also announced that the traders of vegetables and fruits have cancelled strike call, after he ensured the traders that their demands should be met as soon as possible and directed the relevant officials to better the system of security.
Municipal Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner East Samiuddin Siddiqui, DIG Police East Munir Shaikh, DIG CID East Sultan Khawaja, Secretary Agriculture Muhammed Ali Khoso, Representative of Sabzi Mandi Asif Ahmed, Senior Vice Chairman Fruit and Vegetable Export Yousuf, Fresh Fruit Merchant of Whole-seller Muhammed Afzal Khan, Manzoor Achakzai and other representatives were also present on the occasion.
The commissioner said that a separate police station would be established very soon for New Sabzi Mandi on Superhighway. CCTV cameras would be installed to improve security system and advanced and sensitive machines would be installed on the routes in collaboration with market committee.
“A committee, comprising of market representatives, would be formed against extortionists and kidnappers, that would act over instructions given to help improve the security system,” he said.
Siddiqui said that, to address the long-time desired demand, water and gas would be provided and repairing of roads along the market would be completed soon.