LAHORE, JAN 2 /DNA/ – The Pakistan Industrial & Traders Association Front (PIAF) has greeted Businessmen Panel (BMP) Chairman Mian Anjum Nisar for clinching the historic victory in the annual elections of the country’s apex trade body, retaining almost all the main seats of the office for second year in a row.
PIAF chairman Mian Nauman Kabeer, senior vice chairman Nasir Hameed and vice chairman Javed Siddiqi congratulated the BMP candidate Mian Nasser Hyatt Magoo for his election as FPCCI president and Khawaja Shazaib Akram as senior vice president after fighting a tough battle.
Mian Nauman Kabir said that credit of historic success goes to the top leadership of the group for working day and night for the betterment and welfare of the business community. He hoped that FPCCI President, SVP and other body members will take up the issues, being faced by the business community, with the government. He hoped that FPCCI leadership will accord top importance to the prompt solution to collective problems and issues being confronted by the business community. He said that candidates for the FPCCI elections-2021 deserve appreciation for becoming part of a democratic process and also for ensuring a good atmosphere for the elections. He said that BMP victory clearly reflects the confidence of business community in judicious policies being followed by this group leadership. He hoped that the BMP would now push the government to initiate long-term economic planning for the betterment of business community of Pakistan, as they have the ability to change the fate of Pakistan and transform it into a prosperous country.
PIAF vice chairman Javed Siddiqi suggested that FPCCI should be strengthened to enhance the role of the private sector in the country’s economic development.
He said that FPCCI advocates collective opinion, concern and aspiration of the private sector and offered helpful advice and assistance to the government in its efforts to promote exports, encourage foreign investment and stimulate economic activity in the country.
PIAF leadership on this occasion also said that the business community wants to see more employment opportunities, greater economic activity and an increase in the growth rate.
He said the government’s aim should be raising exports so businessmen can earn more. For that the export sectors should be offered loans at lower interest rate.
“Our industry has a potential to double its exports if provided level of playing field. Unless and until the cost of doing business is not reduced desired results as per incentives given for increasing exports would not be achieved,” they added.