Sanjrani asks private sector to take lead in promoting economy

Staff Reporter

Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that the business community was driving the economic growth of the country and assured that he would extend his full cooperation and support in resolving the key issues of business sector to facilitate them for promoting trade and industrial activities.

He said this while exchanging views with a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) that called on him led by Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President.

Fatma Azim Senior Vice President, Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Umar Hussain, Omais Khattak and Muhammad Javed Iqbal Executive Members of ICCI were in the delegation.

Sadiq Sanjrani said that he would consider giving representation to ICCI in the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and in other business related Committees so that input of the business community could be considered during the legislation process.

He said that the government was giving priority focus to reviving the economy and was committed to overcome all economic challenges in cooperation with all stakeholders including businessmen and the civil society.

He assured that the government would play the role of facilitator while the private sector has to take the lead in promoting the economy.

He appreciated the role of ICCI for safeguarding the interests of the business community and assured that he would cooperate in its endeavors for addressing the major issues of the business sector.

Speaking at the occasion, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President ICCI said that despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, business community was making utmost efforts to revive the economic activities, however, it needed the support and cooperation of the government for promotion of trade and exports.

He said that better representation of major chambers of commerce and industry in the standing committees of the Senate and National Assembly would facilitate the government in making strategic decisions including budget preparation in consultation with the business community that would have the ownership of public and private sectors for implementation.