ISLAMABAD - The fresh wave of terrorism took the business to an all time low in the Capital, fear and panic have gripped the citizens as almost every market of the city presented a deserted look. The terrorism has not only harmed the economy but it has also adversely affected social gatherings, marriage ceremonies and other such social and cultural functions. The residents of the capital city are reluctant to go out or visit crowded places while the businessmen are facing financial losses because their sales have dropped considerably. During a survey of the capitals markets TheNation observed a significant decrease in the commercial activities. Most of the businessmen revealed that they were suffering from more than 70 per cent financial losses, as the emergence of new terrorism wave resulted in decrease in the flow of their commercial activities. They held the government responsible for the present situation. Naeem, a salesman at a tailoring and fabric shop at Melody Market, said that people had confined themselves to their homes and didnt visit markets due to which their business was badly affecting. He said that all markets including Jinnah Super Market, F/7, Blue Area, Melody Market and markets of G and F sectors were presenting a deserted look after terrorists attacks. Muhammad Sharif, an owner of a general store, said that they were earning around Rs 10,000 per day but due to the fresh terror wave they were hardly making Rs 3,000. Sajjad Abbasi, a resident of capital city, said that his family members had restricted their movement, adding that they were avoiding crowded places. He informed that his mother advised them that visiting shopping malls, markets and other crowded places was not wise as terror attacks could occur anywhere anytime. For this reason, we have restricted our movement and prefer to stay at our home, he added. Due to massive police pickets, visitors prefer to remain at homes rather than to visit the markets or recreational spots. Muhammad Yousaf, a cab driver, said that in the prevailing situation he was compelled to reduce his duty timings. Sharing his fear he said that he was driving in some specific areas of the city. Imran Abbasi and Haroon Abbasi, owner of Abassi Brothers Transporters, said that many of their vehicles were spared after the closure of educational institutes, as they were providing pick and drop service to the numerous educational institutes of the Capital. We laid off six drivers and conductors of the said spared vehicles, as in the current situation we are unable to pay them salaries, they added.