ISLAMABAD : A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Tahir Abbasi, Senior Vice President called on Sheikh Anser Aziz, Mayor Islamabad at his office and discussed with him the key issues of business community for redress. Saif-ur-Rehman Khan Vice President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Malik Sohail Hussain and Khalid Chaudhry, former Senior Vice Presidents ICCI, and Raja Zulsham, Secretary General, Islamabad Restaurants Association were in the delegation.
Addressing the delegation, Sheikh Ansar Aziz, Mayor Islamabad said that the food park was a great project of Islamabad but the situation created by Covid-19 pandemic has badly affected its business. However, he said that a Committee would be constituted in collaboration with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to make the food park functional again and revive its business activities. He said two representatives, each from ICCI, MCI and Islamabad Restaurants Association would be included in the Committee. He said that special concessions would be given to those businesses who have paid regular rent while food park issues would be resolved on priority basis. Expressing their views, Tahir Abbasi, Senior Vice President, Saif ur Rehman Khan Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Malik Sohail Hussain, Former Senior President ICCI said that the establishment of Food Park in Islamabad was a commendable initiative as it had promoted many businesses in the area while the people were enjoying good food in the facility. However, they said that the business activities in the food park have been ruined due to the outbreak of coronavirus. They emphasized that MCI should provide special incentives to the businesses of Food Park so that they could revive their business activities. They further said that food outlets have been set up in the green area in F-10 Markaz and urged that Mayor Islamabad should intervene himself to remove all such encroachments from that area.