ISLAMABAD: All the chambers of commerce and industries across the country including Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sunday vehemently condemned vandalism by the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and termed it a conspiracy against the country.
Talking to APP, acting President FPCCI, Shaukat Ahmad said that “Acts of vandalism, destroying or damaging public property deliberately, especially Parliament and PM houses, is not democracy.”
He said PAT chief Tahirul Qadri and PTI Chief Imran Khan are somehow promoting the politics of confrontation and agitation instead of strengthening the fragile democratic system in the country.
He said the country has been passing through a critical phase and it is the need of the hour that both economy and democracy are strengthened for the interest of the nation and the country.
He said that agitation had been causing huge losses to the national economy, besides hampering economic growth.
It is also adversely affecting foreign investment flow to the company, he added. Shaukat said that in prevailing global scenario, states now absolutely rely on sound economy. He said to achieve this target, political stability is imperative.
He said that one-day strike call causes billions of rupees loss to national kitty besides rendering millions of daily wagers jobless.
He said that political parties should shun the politics of strike and agitation in the larger national interests to strengthen both national economy and democracy.
Newly elected Chairman United Business Group, the largest alliance of chambers in the country Iftikhar Ali Malik announced that entire business community once again reposed full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
In prevailing circumstance, the elected government must complete its five year term for sustained economic growth.
He said, “We strongly condemn the anti-democratic self-styled politics of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan”. He said that due to the volatile political situation, organised exhibitions and sports events in the country have been cancelled.
Iftikhar stressed the urgent need for resolving political differences through holding peaceful parleys.
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