KARACHI - Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has exorbitantly increased the annual land rent and maintenance charges up to 500 per cent without taking industrialist, businessmen and Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry into confidence. Industrialists are of the view that as per lease agreement above mentioned, charges have to be increased by 5 per cent annually. In a statement issued on Thursday, member of the Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) said that business community is already overburdened through government levies such as property tax, excise and taxation. Moreover, poor infrastructure development, utility services, law and order situation and power shortage crises have put industries on the verge of closure.