LCCI Demands Relaxation for Small Traders

Lahore, April 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Irfan Iqbal Sheikh has appealed for relaxations for small traders and shopkeepers and urged the government to allow 9 to 5 business in the markets. While talking to different delegations of traders, the LCCI President said that government has taken an appreciable step by allowing operations to the export-oriented industries but relief should also be given to the small traders and shopkeepers who are in a deep trouble and facing severe financial crunch.

“These people are backbone of the economy and playing a great role in providing employment and revenue”, the LCCI President said and added that allowing 5 to 9 working hours would be a great favour that would enable them to face the challenges posed in the context of coronavirus. The LCCI President said that if small traders and shopkeepers are not allowed to open their businesses, they will not be able to stand on their feet for long.

Irfan Iqbal Sheikh informed the delegations the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has already raised the issue at a high level and hope that soon the traders and vendors will get their businesses open with SOPs. Earlier, the delegations lauded role of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for advocating the small traders and shopkeepers. They said that economic downturn to the small traders is increasing due to prolonged lockdown and now they should be allowed to open their businesses from 9 to 5.

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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
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Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-222-499
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Website: http://www.lcci.com.pk/

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