A meeting of the traders and shopkeepers was held at Iqbal Chowk Khan market S K Bridge on Wednesday evening in which more than 150 people participated.
Gurdeep Singh Saraf was unanimously elected as the president of the association. Other senior traders and businessmen Lala Manzoor, Maqsood Khan, Jagdev Singh, Mahinder singh, Pritpal Singh Romi also attended the meeting.
During the meeting it was decided that the next general body meeting of the association will be held next week and chief advisor, vice president and general patron will be chosen.
The president Gurdeep Singh Saraf thanked Deputy Commissioner Poonch for taking a historic decision in formation of new bus stand near S.K bridge.
He said this will usher in a new era of development in Poonch and not only it will reduce the traffic congestion in the city but also provide new job opportunities in the hard times of economic stagnation.
Gurdeep Singh further emphasized that the association will strive to address the problems faced by the traders in this zone and project their demands on various government platforms.
He thanked the central government and RBI for the moratorium on monthly installments . He said this has provided relief to the traders and shopkeepers in the coronavirus lockdown.