Business community for removing illegal encroachments from city markets.

RAWALPINDI -- President Traders Association Moti Bazar Chaudary Muhammad Iqbal has demanded the Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi (MCR) to launch a massive operation against encroachments to ensure smooth flow of traffic and business activities in the commercial hub of the city.

Talking to reporter, Iqbal said he had asked the Chief Officer MCR Rafaqat Hayat Gondal during a meeting to immediately remove the encroachments and illegal parking of motorcycles around the Moti Bazar area on priority.

He said that traders of the city markets were facing immense problems owing to encroachments and the non-availability of parking places. "It is need of the hour to construct parking plazas in city markets at the earliest, and strict action must be taken against the encroachers," he demanded.

Iqbal urged the metropolitan corporation and traffic police to play their due role in removing the encroachment from the city's busiest roads and demanded the government to devise a plan to shift wholesale markets from the city to the proposed ring road to ease traffic congestion.

He stressed that the business...

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