Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said the government was aware of the problems being faced by the trade and industrial sectors, and was undertaking every possible measure to provide a level playing field to the business community.
Talking to a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Office Lahore led byAbdul RaufMukhtar, Regional Chairman FPCCIhere at Governor House Lahore, the Governor appreciated the role being played by the private sector, particularly the FPCCI, in the country’s economic development.
He said at present, tough economic conditions called for taking difficult decisions but the government was committed to improve the economy.
He emphasized that it was an important component of the government’s strategy to reduce trade deficit by curbing import of non-essential and luxury items.
The government was also striving to reduce the cost of doing business by ensuring supply of gas at concessional tariff for export-oriented industry, he added.