Islamabad: Representatives of Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Stock Exchange and Trade Organizations from all over the Country called on Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House on Tuesday.
Talking with the Representatives of Business Community, Speaker said that present democratic government was commitment to create investment and trade friendly environment that will ultimately translate into fast economic growth in the country.
He said that measures have been initiated to address law and order situation and energy shortages in the country which were the main impediments in the economic growth. He said that broadening the tax net and rationalizing the taxes was also on the top of government’s agenda.
He said that Business Community was the backbone of the country that has played its proactive role for economic growth in the country.
The Speaker said that the Annual Budget Session of the National Assembly has unique importance for all and sundry but the Business Community takes special interest in this Session as it helps shaping their future business plans.
He said that keeping in view importance of the Federal Budget, he had invited Business Community to witness the budget session. He asked them to forward their suggestions to the Government for improving the economic situation in the country.
The Representatives of Business Community appreciated the initiatives of inviting them to witness the Budget Speech.
They said that they would forward their suggestions to the government after the budget proposals have been presented to the National Assembly. They individually appreciated government’s commitment for its measures for stabilizing the economic activity in the country. Later the Business Community witnessed the proceedings of the House.
Earlier Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee of Parliament of Czech Republic Mr. Franisek Bublan called on Speaker, National Assembly along with a delegation comprising Members of the Parliament. Various issues of mutual interest including ways and means to enhance parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Czech Legislatures were discussed.
The Speaker stressed to cement the existing bonds of friendship between both the nations through enhancing interaction at political, parliamentary and people to people level. He also suggested for active interaction of Business Communities of both the countries to enhance trade activity on either side.
The Speaker apprised the Czech Parliamentarians about the government’s commitment to address the law and order situation and energy shortages in the country. He said that all the political parties in the National Assembly have unanimity of views on all such issues.
The Czech Parliamentarians agreed with Speaker for enhancing cooperation in diverse fields. They suggest that parliamentarians could bring both the nation more closer. They appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices in fight against terrorism and extremism.