Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) an apex body of chambers under the umbrella of United Business Group (UBG)Thursday unanimously expressing a complete solidarity with Pak valiant armed forces and law enforcing agencies, said that entire business community stands united against war on terror and any external threat besides creating business friendly environment fully ensuring durable security for economic growth across the country.
Chairman United Business Group Iftikhar Ali Malik chairing a core committee of the group, the ruling party in FPCCI said that “We are proud of our armed forces for successfully flushing out terrorists from their hide outs and stamping out the menace of terrorism in the region paving way for complete restoration of peace in the country a pre-requisite for economic growth and development in the country”. President FPCCI Zubair Tufail, SVP Aamir Atta Bajwaja, VP and Regional Chairman Punjab Manzoor Ul Haq Malik, former federation chief Rauf Alam , Chairman Diplomatic Committee Malik Suhail Hussain and score of others regional trade leaders were also present on the occasion.
He said that business community expressed their satisfaction on the commitment and determination of the Army Chief for attaching top priority to security to strengthen the national economy and his guidelines will give impetus to accelerate the pace of economic growth. He said that conspiracies hatched by foreign elements would be fizzled out adding that with the grace of Allah Almighty the country would emerge strongest in the comity of nations. He lauded the services of armed forces personnel who sacrificed their lives while fighting with terrorists. “In the prevailing critical situation, we should stand united as a nation to brave internal and external challenges,” he added.
He greeted the ISPR for successfully organizing a good seminar on “Interplay of Economy and Security” jointly organized by Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said that tremendous sacrifices of armed forces have started yielding positive impact on national economy and foreign investors once again pouring in different sectors. He said that now economy is picking up gradually after restoration of peace and security. He said that political stability without any vibration and peace are pre-requisite for compatible economy. He said that CPEC mega project will also contribute towards accelerating the economic activities not only in Pakistan but also in the region. He said that now it is high time to ensure business friendly and growth oriented environment for boosting export and rapid industrialization to meet the future challenges.
Zubair Tufail stressed the need for taking full benefits of modern Hybrid techniques in agriculture sector with the co-operation of China for bumper crop and better yield and strengthening of wealth of livestock besides fully exploiting the potential of tourism especially in hilly areas which can help earn foreign exchange. He said that “we should stop banking on foreign loans which he added has become major burden on our economy” and we should utilize the indigenous resources effectively.