LAHORE – The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has appealed to the business community (Traders) to facilitate the masses and ensure provision of daily use items on discounted rates during the Holy Month of Ramazan. In a statement issued here, the Acting President Khawaja Khawar Rashid and Vice President Zeshan Khalil said that availability of eatables including pulses, ghee, cooking oil, basin (gram flour), flour, fruits and vegetables at discounted rates in the holy month of Ramazan would enable low-income groups to observe their fasts with an ease and it is also the essence of true Islam and the blessed month.They said that it is duty of all of us to ensure relief to the less privileged class during the Ramazan.
They said that it is a common practice in the Western World that the business community announces special discounts on all special occasions like Christmas while situation in our country is quite discouraging. The LCCI office-bearers said that care of masses is prime duty of business community therefore, they should scarify their profit and ensure availability of daily use items and eatables at low prices during the Ramazan. Meanwhile, the LCCI office-bearers also expressed grave concern on repeated power outages and urged the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) to ensure uninterrupted power supply.