Commerce Minister assures to resolve issues of business community

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Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar on Thursday assured the government’s commitment to address the issues of business community in provision of facilities.

The Minister expressed the resolve to overcome problems faced by the business community and assured government’s full support in this regard, said a press release issued here.

He expressed these views while talking to delegations from different chambers of commerce and industry.

The chambers include Peshawar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mandi Bahauddin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Haripur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The minister assured to overcome problems faced by small chambers, especially the issue of their memberships.

Syed Naveed Qamar said that the government believes in facilitating the business community through its business friendly policies.

Mandi Bahauddin Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation was led by its president Syed Haider Raza Naqvi while the delegation included Vice President Mian Zahid Jameel Patiala, Executive Members Capt ( r) Taimur, Hanif Shahid Gujjar and others.

Mandi Bahauddin Chamber suggested the minister to provide an extra incentive over increased exports which is above their average exports for the last one year, upon which the minister promised to work on it.

Peshawar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCC&I) delegation was headed by its president, Khalid Farooq Malik while the other members include former KP Minister Agha Syed Zahir Ali Shah, former Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, Peshawar Chamber group leader Malik Mehar Elahi, former president PCCI Shakeel Saraf, Senior Vice President Haji Waheed and others.

During its meeting, the PCC&I apprised the minister about the problems faced by small chambers of the country. Points to improve the quantum of trade with the neighboring countries of Iran and Afghanistan also came under discussion. The HCCI during its meeting highlighted the issue of tax relief to the areas of FATA and PATA but said that they should be bound to sell their products in their area and not in settle area. —APP

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