LAHORE  - The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called for restructuring of Social Security Department to turn it into a facilitator for of the business community in true sense of words.

In a statement issued on Monday, LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz, Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir and Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi said that a number of LCCI members have complained that Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) is harassing them through issuance of notices and raids on the business premises.

They said that a large number of traders have also complained that they have reduced the number of their employees from 30 to 10 because of financial crunch but Social Security Department is still demanding contribution of 30 employees.

LCCI Office-bearers said that representation to the Chambers on the Governing Body of PESSI should be given proportionate to their contribution towards the fund of the social security.

They said that the Punjab government is taking all possible measures to turn Punjab into a hub of the economic activities but some elements are trying to make all of these efforts failed.