FPCCI’s entire media committee resign in protest

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(October 26)

The FPCCI’s Central Standing Committee on Media and Broadcasting has resigned protesting the policies of the leadership of FPCCI and Businessman Panel.

Convener of the committee Usama Khan Warsi was first to resign followed by deputy convener Ms Robina Tasneem.

They said that they have resigned due to wrong policies and a humiliating attitude of president FPCCI and chairman of Businessman Panel.

Mian Zahid Hussain took the right decision to part ways with the Businessmen Panel which is being run as a family business, they said, adding that those who are calling the shots have damaged the reputation of FPCCI.

Mian Zahid Hussain is an asset of the business community who has utilized his time and resources for the betterment of the business community which is the reason that he is respected across the country, they said.

The institution of FPCCI is rife with inefficiency, nepotism and conspiracies while nothing was being done the serve the business community which has resulted in widespread resentment, said Warsi.

He said that standing committees were formed in FPCCI as a usual practice but these were not allowed to work with few exceptions.

He said that the Businessmen Panel made it to FPCCI five years after its formation but has disappointed the majority of the voters which will result in a defeat in the upcoming elections scheduled after two months.

After Mian Zahid Hussain, many more senior members of the Businessmen Panel who infused new blood in this group are set to leave the group because of the negative policies and moves aimed at personal welfare.

President FPCCI has failed to perform and he has surrounded himself in time servers denting merit while he has always ignored the issues of the business community which helped him become president of the apex chamber.