ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Jan, 2017 ) : Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Tuesday said that resolving key issues of business community would be its top priority. Iftikhar Ali Malik, Chairman United Business Group (UBG) of FPCCI and Vice President, Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that business community of the country has reposed trust in UBG by voting for its nominated candidates in FPCCI elections, and assured that the new leadership of FPCCI would deliver up to their expectations.
He said this in Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) ceremony held in honor of Zubair Tufail, newly elected President of FPCCI. S.M. Munir, Chief Executive, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Patron-in-Chief of UBG and Iftikhar Ali Malik, Chairman UBG and Vice President, Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry were also invited at the occasion. He said UBG would use FPCCI platform for creating conducive environment so that trade and industry could flourish and economy could grow rapidly.
He said FPCCI would be further strengthened to enhance role of private sector in the economic development of the country. FPCCI Senior Vice President Aamir Ata Bajwa, Vice Presidents Mian Shaukat Masud, Malik Manzoor ul Haq and Sajjad Sarwar said that best way to reduce poverty and unemployment was to facilitate the growth of trade and industry and FPCCI would make all possible efforts to achieve these goals. Abdul Rauf former President FPCCI, Zafar Bakhtawari, Malik Sohail Hussain, Muhammad Faheem, Johar Ali Raki, Lali Shah, Sheikh Riaz ud Din, Khalid Javed Chairman Founder Group and others also spoke at the occasion and assured full support to UBG.
In his welcome address, Khalid Iqbal Malik, President, ICCI congratulated Zubair Tufail on being elected as President FPCCI and hoped that he would work hard to turn FPCCI into a role model apex trade body of the country so that it could play leading role in resolving the issues of trade and industry. He stressed that FPCCI should take all chambers and associations of the country on board on important issues and finalize budget and other economic policies with their consultation for the consideration of the government.
He said FPCCI should make strong efforts for promoting regional integration to unleash the real economic potential of this region. He said FPCCI should work with the government for providing representation to chambers and associations in the governing boards of business related public sector organizations that would help in promoting the interest of business community. He said FPCCI should ensure due representation of Pakistan in important foreign exhibitions and trade fairs to improve Pakistan's trade and exports. He also congratulated S.M. Munir Patron-in-Chief and Iftikhar Ali Malik Chairman of UBG and said that third consecutive victory of UBG in FPCCI elections reflected the trust and confidence of business community on its good performance.