LAHORE: Business community of Lahore decided to dissociate itself from the shutdown call given by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for December 15.
It was announced by the business community of Lahore in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday. Representatives of all big and famous markets were present in the press conference and condemned the protest and shutter down call of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Representatives of trading community said, “We will not allow anyone to close the markets at any cost. Lahore is our city and we cannot allow anybody to close the city roads. Traders of Lahore will resist if PTI tried to shut the markets by force. The country is already facing economic crisis and cannot afford this kind of politics. This is a time to get united for the prosperity of the country. Politics should be beyond the economic system. No shut down calls could be bearable to the country and such calls will be foiled by the business community.”
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Mahmood Ghaznvi, former secretary SAARC chamber of commerce Rehmatullah Khan have already rejected the protest call.