LAHORE - The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday established Relief Fund for the affectees of Moon Market carnage. The decision to this regard was taken at an emergent meeting of all the trade bodies of the city, convened by LCCI President Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry. LCCI Senior Vice President Ijaz A Mumtaz, LCCI former President Mian Muzaffar Ali, General Secretary All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran Abdul Razzaq Babur, Chairman Moon Market Traders Association Rao Mubrak, President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Anarkali Ashraf Bhatti, President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Urdu Bazar Khalid Pervaiz, President Anjuman-e-Tajiran Badami Bagh Waqar Ahmad Mian also spoke on the occasion. The Executive Committee of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the members of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran would be the major contributors of the LCCI Relief Fund. A committee, comprising LCCI office-bearers, office-bearers of All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran and representatives of Anjuman-e-Tajiran Moon Market, has also been formed. The committee would evaluate the loss and finalise a methodology for disbursement of financial assistance to the affectees. It was also decided that the committee would arrange jobs for those who had lost their jobs in the wake of deadly terror attack at Moon Market. Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI President Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry said that the very objective of creating a Relief Fund was to express solidarity with the affectees of Moon Market and to tell them that the entire business community was with them. The victims of Moon Market tragedy would not be left alone in this hour of need. The early rehabilitation of the businessmen who have fallen prey to this heinous act of terrorism is the duty of all businessmen. The LCCI President appealed to all the leading businessmen and industrialists to come forward and extend a helping hand to their colleagues at this testing time. He said that there was no doubt that it was a huge challenge but they would utilise all their energies to cope with the situation. Secretary General All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran Abdul Razzaq Babur said that Anjuman-e-Tajiran was gathering the data of the affected families that would be provided to the Committee formed under the umbrella of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for final disbursement of financial assistance to the affectees. He said that the incident had jolted the entire business community and they were in the process of finalising a strategy to avert any such incident in future. Speaking on the occasion, a number of participants, who belong to various city markets, urged all the business doing people to make extra arrangements for their security as the security agencies alone would not be able to cope with this situation that has now reached the alarming proportions. In his address, the LCCI Senior Vice President Ijaz A Mumtaz said that LCCI was a parent body of the trade bodies working in Lahore and it would play its due role in the troubled times. A resolution to condemn this cowardly act of terrorism was also passed unanimously urging the government to take concrete measures by strengthening its security network. Earlier, as many as 56 people donated blood for the victims of Moon Market tragedy at the camps jointly established by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Sundas Foundation. LCCI President Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry and its former President Shahid Hassan Sheikh were prominent among the donors. The LCCI President thanked the Sundas Foundation for its cooperation in this hour of need and urged all the trade bodies to help establish such blood camps in their respective markets.