ISLAMABAD - In order to revive commercial activities in the country, there is a dire need to compensate the local traders, as fresh wave of terrorism has badly affected the business even in the Federal Capital, while on the other hand, discriminatory and black laws like 'Rent Act has also become a permanent source of inconvenience in this regard. Fear and panic have gripped the citizens hardly conduct shopping as almost every market of the city presents a deserted look. The residents of the capital city are reluctant to visit crowded places while the businessmen are facing financial losses because their sales have dropped considerably. The traders even in the busy market of the Capital, including Blue Area, are vacating their shops where sometime back not a single shop was available on rent. During a survey of the Capitals markets, TheNation observed a significant decrease in the commercial activities. Most of the businessmen revealed that they were suffering from more than 70 per cent financial losses, as emergence of new terrorism wave caused decrease in the flow of commercial activities. They held government responsible for the present mess. Naeem, a salesman at a tailoring and fabric shop at Melody Market, said that people had confined themselves to their homes and didnt visit markets due to which their business was badly affecting. He said that all markets, including Jinnah Super Market, F/7, Blue Area, Melody Market and markets of G and F sectors were presenting a deserted look after terrorist attacks. Muhammad Sharif, an owner of a general store, said that they were earning around Rs 10,000 per day but due to the fresh terror wave they were hardly making Rs 3,000. Sajjad Abbasi, a resident of Capital City, said that his family members had restricted their movement, adding that they were avoiding crowded places. He informed that his mother advised them that visiting shopping malls, markets and other crowded places was not wise as terror attacks could occur anywhere anytime. For this reason, we have restricted our movement and prefer to stay at our home, he added. Due to massive police pickets, visitors prefer to remain at homes rather than to visit markets or recreational spots. The terrorism has not only harmed the economy but it has also adversely affected social gatherings, marriage ceremonies and other social and cultural functions. Muhammad Yousaf, a cab driver, said that the prevailing situation had forced him to reduce his duty timings. Sharing his fear, he said that he was driving in some specific areas of the city. Haroon Abbasi, a transporter, said that many of his vehicles were spared after the closure of educational institutions, as they were providing pick and drop service to numerous educational institutes of the Capital. It is merit mentioning here that several times local traders met with the government officials to bring normalcy in the markets and also staged protest demonstrations to convince them but miseries of local traders are yet to be addressed. Malik Sohail, Blue Area Market, Malik Rabnawaz, Jinnah Super Market and Tariq Tanoli, G/11 Markaz are prominent among the traders who are negotiating with authorities concerned.