He said target killing and extortionism was a part of overall unsatisfactory security situation in the metropolis, adding carryover effect of Afghan war still exists in our society.
He pointed out it was the duty of every individual and not just of law enforcement agencies and political parties to make efforts in bringing lasting peace.
He said the law enforcement agencies particularly police should be trained properly while hi-tech equipments and weapons should also be provided to them so that they could face the challenge.
In the meeting with CM, he explained the businessmen that the need to ensure early closure in order to meet the energy shortage, being saved by the whole community. He appreciated KCCI who regardless of the disadvantages who are willing to cooperate with the Sindh Government for early closure.
SirajQasimTeli suggested that a committee comprising of representatives of business community would be constituted to ensure implementation of decision and requested the chief minister to ensure also that no representative of the administration needlessly harasses the traders since the business community was willing to take the responsibility of implementation of the announcement.
It was further decided that any complaint about any harassment will be communicated to the competent authority. Minister Power suggested that the implementation committee would be approached if there was any complaint regarding non implementation of decision.
During the meeting, the Business Community also raised the issue of KESC and registered problems about notices issued by KESC to various cottage industries on the pretext of load.
Regarding two day weekly off they opposed the implementation of a five-day working week at government offices, banks and schools, arguing that a two-day weekend will further aggravate the country’s economic crisis. “The new law has already failed and it is bound to increase problems for people,” said JameelParacha, Vice Chairman, All Karachi TajirIttehad, adding that the decision should be withdrawn as it has put the working class in a “mental disorder”.
He was of the view that there could be no benefit from a two-day holiday for students as it would amount to a loss in education not worth saving 500 megawatts of electricity. The government should purchase or generate power, said PAracha, adding that action should be taken against people involved in power theft.