Agro Traders urge CDA to cancel construction of Slaughterhouse in I-11/4, Islamabad - Press Release issued by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Islamabad -- January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)


Agro Trade Promotion Committee of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) during its meeting at Chamber House has expressed serious concerns over the CDA plan to construct a slaughterhouse in I-11/4, Islamabad at an area of over 5-acre land as the fruit and vegetable businesses need a hygienic environment while the existence of an abattoir near Sabzi Mandi would create unhygienic conditions and would have a negative impact on the health of fruit and vegetable consumers as well. Therefore, they strongly opposed this move and called upon the CDA to cancel this project immediately in the larger interest of the citizens.

Addressing the meeting, Faad Waheed, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that fruits and vegetables businesses need a neat and clean environment, but the construction of a slaughterhouse in the vicinity of Sabzi Mandi in Islamabad would be against the interest of these businesses as it would create smell in the area and affect the environment. He said that the concerns of the business community of Sabzi Mandi are genuine and stressed that the CDA should reconsider its plan of constructing an abattoir near the largest fruits and vegetables market of the twin cities and move this facility out of the city to save the businesses and citizens from its unhealthy consequences.

Engr. Muhammad Azhar ul Islam Zafar, Vice President ICCI said that according to the SOP of Food and Agriculture Organization of UN, the slaughterhouse should be away from residential areas and emphasized that CDA should follow the international practice for setting up this facility away from the city.

Tahir Ayub, Convener, Agro Trade Promotion Committee...

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