Govt must avoid practice of sealing businesses over violation of SOPs: Businessmen.

ISLAMABAD -- The business community has called upon the government to discard the practice of sealing businesses for any violations of SOPs and give them warnings along with imposition of small fines as sealing businesses was affecting their credibility and was not the right solution to curb the spread of Covid19 pandemic. They said that sealing of businesses would ultimately hurt the already weak

economy and create more problems for the future growth of the country. Chairing the meeting held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Friday, President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that business community have spent years for building the reputation and goodwill of a business, but normally FBR, local administration and other government departments tended to seal businesses on small violations, which badly damaged their reputation and caused great financial losses to them. ICCI President said that the sealed businesses have to suffer for a long time and struggle hard to restore their

prestige in the local community, which puts extra financial burden on them. He said that instead of sealing businesses, government departments should prefer giving warnings and imposing small fines on them for any violations, which would save businesses from unnecessary losses and also generate revenue for the government. Sardar Yasir Ilyas...

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