Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Senior Vice President Muhammad Shakir Memon, Vice President Pir Alhaj Gulshan Elahi, and members of the working committee in a joint statement called upon Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. He demanded that a development package of Rs. 100 billion be given to Hyderabad for water supply, construction of roads, recreational places, health and sanitation, and other schemes.
Traders and industrialists said that unannounced load shedding of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company has affected industrial production and business activities. Dozens of Hesco transformers have been burnt in recent rains in the city and in most parts of Latifabad and Qasimabad. Despite the weeks that have been passed, transformers have not been provided and these areas are in darkness. Hesco officials demand thousands of rupees for repairing transformers and in case of non-payment by the people, the transformers are not installed. Protests against the cruel behavior of the Hesco administration have been going on since.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Ministry of Water and Power, and NEPRA need to pay attention to these issues. If the wheel of industry turns, the people will have employment opportunities. He said that no package has been given for the development of Hyderabad for a decade which is an injustice to the people of Hyderabad. The business community pays taxes to the federal and provincial governments. The problems of the community and the people should be known.
In the recent rains, several feet of water remained in the slums of Hyderabad and the infrastructure here has been badly damaged while the condition of the drains also needs to be addressed. The government needs to reach out to the people, for industrial development and business development, it is necessary to pay special attention to activating the city’s infrastructure. The businessmen said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan is taking steps for the development of the economy and the welfare of the business community. We strongly hope that the Prime Minister will also take special steps for the development of the business community of Hyderabad and its industries.