LAHORE:Progressive Customs Association Alliance (PCAA) has vowed to fight against alleged corruption and embezzlement in funds by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Briefing the media, PCAA President Ch Amjad alleged that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry misused almost all foreign visits as most of the delegations consisted of fake businessmen who were nothing to do with any business activity. Citing a UK business tour of LCCI delegation led by President Sohail Lashari, he said that out of the total 54 delegation members, only 12 were original businessmen, while rest of them were friends or relatives of the president.
“LCCI President Sohail Lashari has crossed all limits, as chamber’s funds are being used for personal promotion and advertisement,” Ch Amjad alleged, adding that relatives of the influential members were being sent abroad through the LCCI platform. He said that Piaf-Founders Alliance has started coming forward to openly oppose the corrupt practices at chamber.
The other leaders of Progressive Customs Association Alliance including Tahir Malik and Sajid Mir said that a large number of city markets including Ferozrpur Road Marble Market, Anjuman-e-Tajran Ferozepur Road and Mall Road Traders Association, Air Cargo Association, Printing Press Association, Hafeez Centre, Samanabad, Brandreth Road, Badami Bagh, Liberty Market, Bilal Ganj and Taj Arcade have announced to support the Alliance in the LCCI elections scheduled for September 22 and 23.