Sindh Traders should be free to make their own decisions: Hamad Poonawala

Press Release, Karachi (Commerce Reporter), 3rd May: President All-City Traders Ittehad, Hamad Poonawala has said that traders should not be dragged into the conflict in the federation and Sindh province.

The business community is not involved in any political agenda. There is no progress in opening business and commercial centers in Karachi, which is a matter of great concern. If the government does not want to make a decision, let them know openly so that we are free to make our own decisions again.

He expressed these views while addressing a meeting held at the Ittehad headquarters. Hamad Poonawala said that the problems of Karachi’s business community have been sidelined in the ongoing political confrontation between the federal and Sindh governments over the past two days. “We want to send a clear message to the federation and the Sindh government that traders should not be dragged into the conflict between the federation and Sindh province,” he said.

The business community is not involved in any political agenda. Hamad Poonawala said that no progress has been made in opening business and commercial centers in Karachi, which is a matter of great concern.

The first decade of Ramadan is coming to an end and the Karachi businessman is still sitting at home only to the satisfaction of the government. “If the government does not want to make a decision, let us know so that we can be free to make our own decisions,” he said.

“There has been an economic massacre of traders, so it is not possible now if one is hoping that these traders will be able to pay these salaries to millions of employees,” he said. Hammad Poonawala said that if the government does not want unemployment in Karachi and all over Sindh, it should take an immediate decision and provide immediate relief of Rs. 1 lakh each to small shopkeepers and Rs. 3 lakh each to registered shopkeepers so that they can pay their employees and run their own house.

Hamad Poonawala said that the businessmen have run their houses by paying taxes to the governments all their lives, now the government should play its role in this extraordinary situation.

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