ISLAMABAD (PPI))- The Executive Committee of Blue Area Traders Welfare Association (BATWA) has criticised the security lapses on the part of police and announced to raise its own security force to protect life and property of trading community. "What we get out of the meetings with the officials concerned are assurances only while situation on ground is very serious," said Malik Sohail Hussain, president of BATWA while speaking at the meeting, says a press release issued here on Sunday. Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik should take notice of the situation in the biggest business centre of country, he demanded. He said that no department including police, CDA, Wapda, SNGPL etc or individual will be allowed to play havoc with the traders. We will resist any move taken with unholy designs in mind. Speaking at the meeting, Chairman BATWA Malik Sagheer, President Malik Sohail Hussain, VP Liaquat Noon, AGS Ch. Wasim, Shahid Alam and other leaders said that all the small traders would stop dealing with a foreign bank and root out their ATM machines if it continued to stop payments to traders. Blue Area deserves preferential treatment and government should eradicate culture of beggary and cart pushers in the area, they said. They felicitated Syed Amin Pirzada, Naeem Siddiqui and Ahsan Bakthawari, all traders of Blue Area, on their new assignment as members of the executive committee of Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry. They also thanked Chairman of Founder Group Khalid Jaweed and Munawar Mughal for their support. Malik Sohail and Malik Sagheer said that spree of illegal ouster of traders amounts to economic terrorism and we will not allow any one to harass small traders. The rules regarding tenancy needs to be revisited. They asked Federal Minister from Islamabad Babar Awan, MNAs Anjum Aqeel and Dr Tariq Fazal Ch. to resolve the issue so that trading community can play its role with peace of mind. They also demanded of the Chairman CDA to expedite developmental works in the Blue Area on preferential basis. Outgoing VP, ICCI and President Pakistan Computers Association Munawar Iqbal pushed unity among rank and file of the traders and said that he will continue to serve the community. I have volunteered all my energies for service of traders.