The candidates of United Business Group (UBG) made a splash by a decisive victory in the annual elections of the chambers of commerce and industry and emerged as the most popular leading trade body in the country.
Talking to media here Thursday after chairing a meeting of the group, its chairman and veterion trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik termed this overwhelming triumph a result of confidence of the business community reposed on the sagacious and dynamic leadership of the UBG.
He further said our magnificent victory would put us in leading position in the forthcoming annual election of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body in Pakistan and he was much confidence of making sweep in federation elections again.
About LCCI elections, he said that Founders and PIAF alliance will win all seats with thumping majority which he added is commanding the support and full backing of the all trade associations of the provincial metropolis. He said that UBG candidates after hot contest with rivals clinched all seats of Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents besides executive committees, members in regional chamber elections across the country as our candidates were highly qualified, young and dedicated enjoying the highest degree of integrity.
He said that our rivals could not find good candidates against our high profile candidates as a result major chunk of important seats were won unopposed by UBG.
He said the group always focused on attaining economic prosperity of the country through advocating the just cause of the traders. “UBG will continue to follow it 30 points agenda mainly aimed at accelerating the pace of economic activities and expedite the process of rapid industrialization besides bringing green revolution in the country which he added will ultimately help improve the socio economic conditions of the poor strata of the society especially farmers and growers,” he added.
He urged the government to focus on arresting the downward graph of dwindling export on urgent basis and provide package of incentives to boost exports.
Iftikhar Ali Malik further said that the top leadership of UBG always firmly believed in the rule of law, promotion and strengthening of democracy and upholding the glory of constitutions. He said all decisions were taken with consensus in the interest of the business community and always all out efforts were made to help address the genuine grievances being confronted by the traders.
He said that new government especially Federal Commerce and Textile Minister Malik Muhammad Pervaiz and State Minister for Commerce and Industry Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari have held categorical assurance for providing business friendly and growth oriented environment besides resolving the problems of traders especially exporters on top priority.
Iftikhar who is also founder Chairman Pak-US Business Council said why Europeans countries and USA are rich and economically stable because they evolve their national economic policies based on ground realities after taking their chambers into confidence.