Karachi :  Acting President of KCCI M Idrees has said that the decision to declare Saddar and Old City areas as No Parking Zones will be strongly resisted as it is unlikely to give desired results but will only intensify the hardships of local shopkeepers. Talking to a delegation of KEDA, he assured full support to KEDA in resolving various issues.  He said “Instead of declaring no parking zones, KMC should focus on effectively dealing with encroachments and mismanagement in traffic police department. The unjust decision needs to be reviewed and stakeholders must also be taken on board in the construction of parking plaza at Jehangir Park.

Speaking on the occasion, KEDA representatives expressed deep concerns over unfair action being taken by Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) in association with traffic police authorities to carry out the re-routing of Saddar area and declaring it a no parking zone with a view to ensure smooth flow of traffic but small traders firmly believe it will only create problems.