ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 (DNA) – Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) along with a delegation called on Zubair Tufail, former President FPCCI and Zafar Bakhtawari, former President ICCI and congratulated them on being elected as President and Secretary General, United Business Group (UBG) respectively.

Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that the election of Zafar Bakhtawari former President ICCI as Secretary General UBG was a great honor for ICCI and its members. He said that Zafar Bakhtawari has already rendered great services for the business community in various capacities including former President ICCI and former Vice President FPCCI and hoped that as Secretary General UBG, he would play a more effective role for resolving the key issues of business community and promoting their business interests. He also lauded the services of Zubaif Tufail, former President FPCCI and hoped that as President UBG, he would play a greater role for the betterment and welfare of the business community. He said that the government was working to come up with a new budget for the next financial year and urged that it should finalize the upcoming federal budget in consultation with all stakeholders including Presidents of key chambers of commerce & industry of the country. He stressed that the government should include proposals sent by chambers of commerce in the final budget to make it a growth-oriented finance bill.

Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Muhammad Shakir, OmaisKhattak, Hafiz Bilal Munir ICCI Executive Members as well as Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi former President ICCI, Atif Ikram Sheikh former President ICCI, Malik Sohail Hussain & Khalid Chaudhry former SVPs of ICCI also congratulated Zubair Tufail and Zafar Bakhtawari on their election as President and Secretary General UBG respectively and expressed best wishes for them.=DNA