Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday greeted United Business Group (UBG) for sweeping the annual elections of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and hoped that newly elected officer bearers will play their vital role as a bridge between business community and government in accelerating the economic growth in the country.
In his greeting message to UBG Central Chairman Iftikhar Ali Malik, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that a number of concrete steps were being taken to increase volume of country’s overall exports besides addressing issues of business community with consultation of Federation of Pakistan Commerce and Industry, an apex trade body in the country.
He also congratulated newly elected President Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai and hoped that he will endeavour hard to help address the concerns and problems being confronted by business community and will further strengthen unity among the business community.
He further said government will provide all-out support to business community and remove bottle necks hampering speedy development, asserting that step were also being taken for successful implementation of export package announced by the government in an effort to jack-up country’s exports.
He said that Pakistani products could not get their proper market share due to high input cost, assuring that government was taking remedial measures to this effect so as to make Pakistani merchandise compatible in the global markets.
Iftikhar Ali Malik thanked the Prime Minister Imran Khan for his good wishes and assured him that they would support the business friendly policies of the government. He said good working environment will enhance the capacity of our workers enabling them to compete internationally, he added.
“We hope that the government will make every effort to accomplish economic revitalization and an escape from deflation, while steadily implementing growth strategies.” He said that survival of the Pakistan is directly linked with better economy followed by politically stabled government. He said that the government should offer special package of power and gas tariffs for rapid industrial growth on the pattern of China, he said. As a result of high tariffs and taxation, cost of production is increasing and cannot compete in global market thus badly hampering export substantially, he concluded.