Government making Pakistan business-friendly, says Shaukat
LAHORE: The government is striving for good governance and political stability to create a business and investment-friendly atmosphere in Pakistan, said Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz according to a press release issued by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday.
The prime minister was addressing a 16-member LCCI delegation which called on him at Prime Minister House in Islamabad. LCCI president Mian MisbahurRehman led the delegation.
A number of important issues being faced by the business community were taken up during the meeting which continued for well over an hour. The prime minister assured the government’s full cooperation to the delegation and an early solution to their problems.
He said that there was a need to make Pakistan a business friendly state, adding that he wished that businessmen in Pakistan had all the facilities they needed for a flourishing business.
He said that globalisation had added new challenges and complexities to the business community and to cope with these, the government was taking every action possible and would continue its endeavours at the national, regional and international levels.
Aziz said that he had directed the ministry concerned to give due weight to the proposals submitted by the chambers when preparing the upcoming federal budget.
He said that the chambers of Commerce and Industry should send proposals to the finance ministry so that all lacunae could be removed when presenting federal budget. He said that the establishment of industrial estates in various parts of the country proved that the government was sincere in working for the well being of the business community.
Aziz also urged the business community to help the government in putting the economy back on track since “no country can move forward without the cooperation of businesspeople”.
Rehman presented a cheque of Rs 10 million to the prime minister for the weather-affected victims of the country. app