Minister opens ‘Labor Help Desk’ at LCCI


Punjab Minister for Labor Ansar Majeed Khan Niazi and LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh on Friday inaugurated “Labor Department Help Desk” at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This happening has moved the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry at top of the list as it has become the only chamber which has 11 facilitation desks for its members. LCCI Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar, Vice President Mian Zahid Ahmad, Secretary Labor Sarah Aslam, DG Labour Faisal Nisar, Commissioner PESSI Tanvir Iqbal Tabassum, LCCI Executive Committee members Khadim Hussain and Aqib Asif also spoke on the occasion.
The minister said that Labor Department’s Help Desk at LCCI would work as a hotline between business community and the ministry. It would play a certain instrumental role for early addressal of the problems being faced by the LCCI members. He hailed the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry for taking a lead in serving the business community and supplementing efforts of the government for economic wellbeing of the country.
He said that a digital labor card will be issued soon. Inspection free regime would be a great favor to the businesses. He said that suggestions of labor women hostels in industrial estates and unification of taxation are under consideration.
LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that it was the 11th facilitation center at LCCI while centers of Traffic Police, NADRA, Excise & Taxation, SMEDA, FBR, LESCO, IPO, Exports Facilitation and Complaint Cell were already providing matchless services to the business community. He said that facilitation desks of passport, police, tourism and ombudsman would also be established soon.
He said if businesses will grow that economy will grow as both were highly correlated with each other. He informed the minister that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has prepared recommendations to the government after deep analysis of all the factors regarding doing business to ensure a business friendly atmosphere in the country.
Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that the LCCI has been advocating since long for one window facility to carry out different liabilities. The idea of establishing one-window can prove handy in this connection. He said that these measures, if taken instantly can help in improving the Ease of Doing Business ranking of Pakistan.
“I have presented a road map for exports to the prime minister”, LCCI president informed the minister.