KARACHI : Union of Small and Medium Enterprises President Zulfikar Thaver has said the union is receiving daily complaints from SME members and invited the immediate attention of the provincial chief to the poor law and order situation and increasing cases of kidnapping, illegal demands of monthly payments from gangsters, broad daylight robberies in factories and taking away of cargo at gun point. This is destroying the industries of the province and withholding further investments.
In a meeting with Muslim Raza Rawjani Sindh provincial chief of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) at Unisame house he brought to his notice the hardships of the sector and demanded immediate attention of the authority to the most pressing problem.
He said, due to poor law and order the SMEs are unable to expand their business and the provincial governments need to provide protection squads to SME units in Industrial areas he suggested.
The union suggested the formation of an SME Liaison Committee (SME-LC) between the SMEs and the rangers as the police has proved to be ineffective and in fact promotes the payment of ransom.