ISLAMABAD - The prevailing uncertain law and order situation that has also adversely affected business activities in the federal Capital, local traders are eagerly seeking governments assistance. However, in this connection, local traders held several meetings with the government officials to bring normalcy in the tense relation between them and officials of the government but due to cold shoulder response on the part of authorities concerned, miseries of aforementioned community multiplied day by day manifold. It is pertinent to mention here that traders are considered backbone in the economy of a country. But unfortunately present rulers are paying little attention to the miseries and problems of the traders. On the other hand, fear and panic have gripped the citizens hardly conduct shopping as almost every market of the city presents a deserted look. Due to massive police pickets, visitors prefer to remain at homes rather than to visit markets or recreational spots. Although, Inspector General of Police, Syed Kaleem Imam during a meeting with Traders Action Committee (TAC) said that such kind of meetings would be held after every three months to review various problems being faced by the traders community of the capital, including their suggestions relating to improving performance of the police force and security issues. Malik Sohail of Blue Area Market, Arshad Abbasi of Blue Area Market and Malik Rabnawaz Jinnah Super Market told TheNation they were being victimised by authorities concerned rather than compensation. They betrayed over the discriminatory laws and non-cooperative attitude of law enforcement agencies. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) had earlier formed a task force to deal with the problems being faced by traders and general public in citys shopping centres and Director (Staff) to CDA Chairman Syed Iftikhar Shah had been appointed as head of the task force constituted by the authoritys chairman, Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, following his visit to Markaz F-10 where he had detailed deliberations with the representatives of traders community who informed him about the problems they are confronted with. The residents of Capital City are reluctant to visit crowded places while the businessmen are facing financial losses because their sales have dropped considerably. In order to revive commercial activities in the country, there is a dire need to compensate the traders community, as fresh wave of terrorism has badly affected the businesses 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. According to the CDA plan, there will be market coordinators in each Markaz of the city who will collaborate with the representatives of the traders and conduct a round of whole shopping centre. In the beginning, they will be deployed in the Markaz, but later they will be deployed in each market. But there is urgent need to take some practical steps to minimise the concerns of the traders therefore confidence of the investors can be restored for the revival of commercial activities in the country.