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Kashmir traders seeks support from PM for revival of the economy

Last Updated on April 6, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Trader’s delegation from Kashmir met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to put a light on the issues faced by the business community of Jammu and Kashmir.

The traders’ delegation led by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) president Sheikh Ashiq submitted a 14-page memorandum asking for a support to revive Kashmir’s economy which is severally damaged since decades.

Ashiq said that they discussed the structure of business of Kashmir that has been affected since so many years and issues related to trade, commerce and industry were discussed thoroughly.

He further informed that various issues were highlighted related to the revival of local business, economic reforms and the need for improved road connectivity to the Valley, more international direct flights between Srinagar and Sharjah, Dubai and Jeddah.

“The issue of Houseboat industry was also raised with the PM for its revival. We called for a special package for tourist taxi operators, house-boat owners and industries”, he added.

Ashiq further informed that they were assured by PM that necessary efforts will be made for the development of business in Kashmir and they are expecting some good announcement soon.

The delegation which met the PM included Hotelier Club president Mushtaq Chaya, JKHARA president Showkat Choudry and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kashmir chapter, president Baldev Singh Rana. The meeting was coordinated by J&K Waqf chairperson Darakhshan Andrabi.