Karachi: President Mamnoon Hussain has called upon the business community and entrepreneurs to come forward and play their active role to further augment the ongoing process of economic turnaround and help the government in its efforts to harness the vast trade and investment potential, the country offers in diverse fields.
The President made these remarks during his meeting with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) led by its President Mr. Zakriyya Usman at the State Guest House here Friday.
The President felicitated Mr. Zakriyya Usman on assuming the office of the President FPCCI and expressed hope that the newly elected cabinet headed by Zakriyya Usman would work for the welfare and promotion of the business community and would also continue to play its positive role in the country’s economic progress and prosperity.
Underscoring the important role of business community in the development of the country, the President said that Pakistan has been endowed with enormous potential in almost every field which needed to be harnessed with the help of business community for the progress and prosperity of the country.
Commenting on business friendly policies of the government, the President said that the multi-pronged strategies and initiatives devised by the present government for economic revival is paying dividends and have led to the restoration of the confidence of the international and domestic investors to invest in Pakistan’s potential economic sectors especially energy, infrastructure and communication.
The President said that the recent positive response of the international investors to the Eurobonds launched by the government demonstrates the appreciation and confidence of the international investors in the economic policies and reforms introduced by the government.
The President said that the government while pursuing its business friendly policies was committed to facilitate business community and investors and assured that all out efforts are being made to provide an enabling environment to the local and foreign businesses in the country.
The meeting later turned into an interactive session where the newly elected office bearers of the FPCCI discussed with the President the various issues and problems of the business community and also suggested certain steps and measures for economic revival of the country.
The President assured that the government was receptive to the invaluable suggestions of the business community and urged them to share their valuable ideas and suggestions with the Government to further economic growth and development.
The delegation thanked the President for meeting and assured that FPCCI would continue making its positive contributions towards national economy.