ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Atif Ikram Sheikh called on Tariq Masood Yasin, newly appointed Inspector General of Police, ICT and discussed with him ways and means to address the security related concerns of the business community.

Addressing the delegation, Tariq Masood Yasin, IGP ICT said that businessmen were playing an important role in the development of Islamabad and all possible efforts would be made to facilitate the growth of business activities by improving security arrangements in markets, commercial centers and industrial areas. He said the demand of business community for representation in Police Reconciliation Committees would be given due consideration to work jointly for improving law and order situation in the federal capital.

He said close liaison among ICT Police, business community and citizens was the need of the hour to ensure a secured environment for citizens and for the growth of business activities. He said that installation of security cameras in commercial centres by Market Unions would help the police in overcoming security problems. He said there should be regular interaction between ICT Police and ICCI to discuss matters of mutual interest and develop consensus strategies to overcome crimes and improve security arrangements in business centres, industrial areas and other important places of the city.

Speaking at the occasion, Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulated Tariq Masood Yasin on his appointment as IGP, ICT and hoped that he would take strong measures to make Islamabad a safe and peaceful city. He appreciated the efforts of ICT Police for improving law & order situation in the federal capital. He said a safe and secured environment was essential for fostering business and investment activities in Islamabad. He was of the view that presence of enhanced police force in commercial and industrial areas would enable entrepreneurs to run business activities with better sense of security and confidence.

He said that use of security related latest technology and equipment in business and industrial areas and other sensitive places would help in coping with security challenges more effectively. He said representation of business community in Police Reconciliation Committees would contribute positively to curbing the crimes and improving security situation.

Khalid Javed Chairman Founder Group, Sheikh Abdul Waheed Vice President ICCI, Tariq Sadiq, Khalid Iqbal Malik, Zafar Bakhtawari, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi, Sheikh Amir Waheed, Mehmood Ahmed Warraich, M. Ashfaq Chatha, Saif ur Rehman and others were in ICCI delegation.