SCCI, BoI for joint working group to resolve issues

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Peshawar

Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Board of Investment (BoI) Islamabad Thursday decided to form a ‘joint working group’ to resolve the business community’s issues and to attract investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including newly merged districts by creating a favorable business climate under prime minister’s vision of ‘ease of doing business’.

The decision was made during a meeting between SCCI president Sherbaz Bilour,SCCI, BoI for joint working group to resolve business community’s issues
Executive Director General and Additional Secretary of BOI Islamabad, Mukaram Jan Ansari and KPBOIT CEO Hassan Daud Butt here at the chamber house.

Besides, SCCI senior vice president Engineer Manzoor Elahi, former president Haji Muhammad Afzal, former senior vice president Shahid Hussain, former vice presidents Malik Niaz Muhammad Awan, Abdul Jalil Jan, Abidullah Yousafzai, members of the SCCI’s executive committee Zahoor Khan, Waqar Ahmad, Shams Rahim, Saddar Gul, Faiz Rasool, SMEDA provincial chief Rashid Aman, senior officials from BoI Islamabad, KPBOIT, a large number of representatives from relevant government authorities, stakeholders, trade bodies, importers and exporters were present during the meeting.

Sherbaz Bilour while speaking on the occasion said KP is lucrative destination for making investment.

However, he termed the government’s initiatives regarding ease of doing business as insufficient.

He informed that the SCCI in collaboration with relevant government departments, including KPBOIT is making vigorous efforts to attract investments, industrialization, especially resolution of issues of business community in KP.

The SCCI chief emphasized that the business community has played a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. —APP

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