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Govt assures FPCCI of resolution of problems

Lahore: Government on Sunday assured The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) for resolution of all the justified outstanding problems being confronted by the business community.

Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Federal Finance Minister contacted President of FPCCI Zubair Ahmed Malik to inform him about the decision of the government regarding acceptance of all the reasonable and appropriate demands.

Ishaq Dar told FPCCI chief that FBR and all the other departments have been directed to expedite the formalities and implement decisions as soon as possible.

He said that provision of enabling environment to the traders and industrialists is among top priorities of the government which is necessary to attain growth targets and overcome multiple problems including unemployment.

Dar said that government will frame policies with the help of business community which can help fulfil agenda of national development at a rapid pace.

At the occasion, Zubair Ahmed Malik said that business community has been facing multifarious problems which must be resolved so that we can play our due role in the national development with peace of mind.

Law enforcing agencies has restored our confidence to so extent but the genuine demand of the business community to bring changes in the federal budget 2013-14 were not accepted which disappointed us, he said.

He said that inflation has taken toll on masses and all the sectors which has left people hungry and Pakistani products non-competitive in the regional and international markets.

The FPCCI chief said that the situation has left local and foreign investors very frustrated which is casting negative shadow on the economy.

Malik Zubair Ahmed hoped that government will accept all the warranted demands of the business community so that they continue their businesses restfully.

It may be mentioned that FPCCI on September 17 announced to look into the option of protest if their demands were not met by the government.

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