Balochistan MPs discuss economic issues with FPCCI President

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Observer Report

Islamabad

A delegation of parliamentarians from Baluchistan headed by Sardar Babar Musa Khel, Deputy Speaker of Baluchistan Assembly, visited Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Saturday.
The delegation comprising parliamentarians Asghar Khan Achakzai, Sardar Naseer Ahmed Shawani, Nasarullah Zayray, Malik, Naeem Bazai and Sanaullah Baloch and others held a meeting with Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzai, President FPCCI, other Office Bearers of FPCCI and members of FPCCI. They discussed and exchanged views on the economic issues including investment opportunities, Special Economic Zones, NFC Awards as well as agriculture and livestock of Balochistan.
Earlier Engr. Daroo Khan Achakzi in his welcome address apprised the delegation about the role being played by FPCCI in the economic activities on national and international level and interaction between FPCCI and the government.
He also briefed the members about the international activities being carried out by FPCCI on International Forums particularly on ECO CCI, SAARC CCI, SCO-BC, Islamic chamber of commerce and Industry and Common wealth etc. He informed the members that FPCCI has particular focus on exploring the opportunities existing in Balochistan which need to be projected particularly in the backdrop of CPEC and its economic zones.
The President FPCCI further stated that the economy of Balochistan is confronted with many challenges particularly with respect to the infrastructure facilities, lack of and transportation system. He urged the government to focus on least developed areas of Baluchistan. He stated that Gwadar is the hope of beacon and economic development in Baluchistan.
The team of the legislators highlighted the issues of Baluchistan with reference to infrastructure and fiancé facilities from Banks and development of other projects for business projects. Baluchistan is facing with various sort of challenges including poverty, unemployment, lack of economic activities and law & order etc. Baluchistan has no representation on the government boards, they added.
They also lamented that there is lack of utility facilities which are main hurdle in the attraction of investment. It was decided in the meeting that interaction between FPCCI and parliamentarians will be intensified to project the potential of Balochistan.

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