Pakistan can join club of high exporting countries if energy crises in Punjab, law and order situation in Karachi improves

Pakistan can join club of high exporting countries if energy crises in Punjab, law and order situation in Karachi improves

 

Islamabad, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan can join the club of high exporting countries if energy crises in Punjab and law and order situation in Karachi improve this was stated by Mr. Azhar Majeed Sheikh, Acting President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) while welcoming Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, Commissioner Karachi who along with all DCs visited FPCCI on 6th February 2013.

The Acting President FPCCI said that Korea and China made a good use of our experience in expanding their exports which have now gone beyond imagination in comparison to our export which is hovering around $ 25 billion as compared to China ($ 1,800billion) and Korea ($ 556billion). However, he disclosed that Pakistan has immense potential and natural resources and if these potentials are effectively exploited, Pakistan can increase its exports manifold from its present trade volume.

He hoped that Karachi would be included in the list of major developed cities of the world if the government provides a level playing field and protection to the business community who has all the abilities to lead Pakistan to the road of prosperity and stability.

While speaking on the occasion Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, Commissioner Karachi endorsed the view point of the Acting President FPCCI and stated that the media is projecting a negative picture of the country’s law and order situation and many Western countries are issuing adverse travel advisories to their citizens for Pakistan, which have badly hampered the economic activities as well as foreign investment in the country.

He added that the Karachi having the highest literacy rate provides a great employment opportunity to the people from all walks of life. However, there is a need to join hands against the law breakers, anti social elements, target killers, extortionist, Qabza Mafia etc., to make Karachi again a city of light.

Sheikh Shakil Ahmed Dhingra, Vice President FPCCI informed the house about the efforts made by him in resolving an inland goods transporters five-day-long strike which had adversely affected supply of raw material to the industries, transportation of exportable goods etc.

Abdul Sami Khan, Chairman Standing Committee on City Government of FPCCI also discussed various issues particularly with respect to traffic problems.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Siddique Sheikh, Shaikh Humayun Sayeed, Sheikh Manzar Alam, Malik Khuda Bux, Ms. Farhana Iqbal, Chairpersons FPCCI Standing Committees and prominent businessmen.

The meeting was concluded with the vote of thanks by Begum Salma Ahmed Vice President FPCCI and presentation of FPCCI crest to Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, Commissioner Karachi by Acting President FPCCI.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

 
 
 

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