Shah Alam Market incident: LCCI demands installation of fire hydrants

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LAHORE : Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), while expressing grave concerns over the loss of billions of rupees in a fire incident in Shah Alam Markets, has demanded government to ensure installation of fire hydrants at market places which are inaccessible for fire tenders to avoid future mishaps. LCCI office bearers, President Shahzad Ali Malik, Senior Vice President Sheikh, Mohammad Arshad and Vice President, Sohail Azhar expressed these views during a visit to the affected areas. They asked the government to announce compensation for the businessmen that have suffered losses. Talking to the businessmen on the occasion, LCCI office-bearers said that fire in Shah Alam Market has exposed weaknesses in the system and there is an urgent need to rectify them on emergent basis. They said that the massive devastation have been averted if concerned government departments had performed their duties properly and ensured implementation of rules and regulations. They pointed out that on a number of occasions in the past, LCCI had invited attention of concerned authorities towards the poor condition of fire-fighting equipment but to no avail. LCCI office-bearers observed that Lahore has attained status of a commercial hub of the country but never ever due attention was given towards the up-gradation of fire-fighting equipment to control any untoward incident. They urged Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif to look into the matter and issue necessary directions in this regard. A large number of LCCI Executive Committee Members and PIAF Chairman, Sohail Lashari accompanied the delegation.

Courtesy : Business Recorder


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