Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) President Zafer Sharif said that the shifting of Punjab Bank regional office from Bahawalpur to Multan will increase problems of the traders and businessmen of the division.

He said that people of Bahawalpur division have already deprived of rights and now the government step would also increase the deprivation. He said that Bahawalpur is important and main division of the Southern Punjab and is being flourished as industrial and trade zone.

The zone has hundreds of cotton ginning factories and other industries. The zonal and regional offices of other banks including State Bank are working here.

The Punjab Bank thousand accounts holders would face many difficulties with the shifting of regional office of the bank.

He appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Bank of Punjab Chairman and President that the decision of shifting of the regional office from Bahawalpur to Multan may be reviewed and regional office at Bahawalpur be restored.