According to KNS, a meeting held on Sunday under Chairmanship of the forum Farooq Ahmed Dar, while Nazir Ahmad Shah, head of Shahar Khas Traders Coordination Committee, Abdul Hameed, president of Jangalat Market Association, Imtiyaz Ahmed Dar and Tahir Ahmed, representatives of Maisma Bazaar committees and others attended the meeting, while Zahoor Ahmed Shah ( Badshah), president of Kashmir Traders Federation, spoke on the phone.
During the meeting, they were invited to join hands under a common platform for trade alliance and welfare of traders. Addressing the meeting, Farooq Ahmad Dar said that the policy of division of trade associations has discouraged the traders as well as the interests of the traders. He said the initiative to bring it under common plate form will be completed and the reach out to trader’s campaign will continue.
Dar clarified that the forum will be dissolved after the alliance of trade associations and fair elections as that is the main purpose of the forum. Explaining to those pointing fingers at this coalition platform, he said that he is not in the race for any kind of presidential candidate. The chairman of Kashmir Traders United Forum said that a series of meetings with more trade leaders and representatives of associations would be started in the coming days, after which the districts would also be visited.
He assured traders that initiative he had taken up would be continued at all times for the betterment of trade and business. Announcing his support for the alliance, the trade leaders said that they were convinced that unity in trade associations needed time. They said that they had been too active in the alliance for a long time and appreciated the efforts of Farooq Ahmad Dar. Trade leaders also agreed with the proposal and unity of traders under one platform and said that only by uniting the problems of traders can they be solved. Vice Chairman Kashmir Traders United Forum Besides Fayaz Ahmed Bhat and Senior Trade Leader Haji Nisar Ahmed, Acting President of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation Muhammad Rajab Kuchai, Chief Adviser of Economic Alliance Sheikh Hilal, Dr Shaukat, Publicity In charge of KTMF Sheikh Hilal, Abdul Rehman Sofi, Mehraj –U-din Khan, Javed Ahmed and Abdul Hameed Dar, Ijaz Ahmed were also present. (KNS)