ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad, Irfan Nawaz Memon, has requested the business community’s assistance in order to help the district government reduce violations in the city.
As per the details, speaking to the business community at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Memon claimed that the primary cause of Islamabad’s declining water table was over-extraction caused by persistent boring.
Furthermore, water tables in Islamabad have dropped significantly as a result of the ongoing water boring, and he warned that a severe water shortage could arise in the future.
He argued that in order to find the solution to this problem, the business community should speak out against it and should also work together to stop frauds in cooperative housing societies.
Besides, the DC emphasized that the business community’s obligations extended beyond simply pursuing commercial interests and paying taxes.
Memon highlighted that there was a severe problem in the capital with buildings being built over natural creeks called nullahs, for which the business community should work with the capital administration, the CDA, and the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI).
Furthermore, speaking at the event, ICCI President Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari outlined a number of business community concerns that needed the deputy commissioner’s attention for resolution.
He said that moving the courts from F-8 Markaz should be done quickly and said, “We have been calling for the opening of two underground parking spaces in Jinnah Super Market, which would reduce congestion in that commercial area.”
The DC assured that the business community and its genuine concerns would be adhered to on a priority basis, adding that ICCI plays a vital role in the development of the city and that all problems would be addressed in a collaborative manner.