Our Special Correspondent
LAHORE: The Chairman, Chainstore Association of Pakistan Tariq Mehboob lamented that no government official has called retailers so far to discuss a strategy that how to combat the current wave of Covid-19 threatening to the country.
“The second wave of Coronavirus can be more dangerous than the previous one due to changing weather conditions; the threat is real but no one seems to be taking it seriously,” remarked Tariq Mehboob.
Previously, some Trade Bodies including Associations and Chambers of Commerce had been very active in dealing with such issues, but it seemed that they are not interested anymore in handling the matter, he lamented.
The CAP Chairman was of the view that businesses, especially those which were under the tax net, were still facing supply chain issues due to the previous wave of Covid-19. “Business activities are running at a good pace but the disrupted supply chain has not yet fully recovered and many brands have not been able to tap demand,” he said.