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KARACHI: Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan, has emphasized the need to acknowledge and facilitate all sectors and segments of the economy to create an environment of inclusivity, ownership and pride.

He was speaking on the occasion of the prestigious 9th Annual Achievement Awards of the apex chamber of the country, i.e. FPCCI.

Arif Alvi called upon the business community to support the government’s efforts to promote woman entrepreneurs& woman workforce; digitalization of the economy for transparency & openness; revival of sick industrial units & setting up new industries and replacing the informal economy with the documented & formal economy.

Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President FPCCI, said that we are fully cognizant of the fact that Pakistan has successfully endured through the one of the most devastating and economically overwhelming pandemics of the history of mankind; and, it is important to acknowledge the performance of those companies and organizations that have played their significant role in keeping the economy going; and, continued to generate employment and pay taxes as well.

President FPCCI stated that the Achievement Awards of FPCCI are aimed at appreciating all the major sectors, segments and strata of the national economy; and, it would be the utmost priority of his tenure, as President FPCCI, to help resolve the chronic issues of the business community for the good of future generations.

President of Pakistan has posthumously awarded FPCCI’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary business leader late Tariq Sayeed for his lifelong service and accomplishments in the trade politics; and, nurturing a whole generation of business leaders. His award was received by his son Khurram Tariq Sayeed.

Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, immediate past president of FPCCI, received Special Performance Award to acknowledge his services and take bold policy positions for the collective welfare of the business, industry and trade community of Pakistan during his tenure in the year 2021.

Khawaja Shahzeb Akram, immediate past senior vice president of FPCCI, also received Special Performance Award for his productive and accomplished role in forging the solidarity among the business community; and keeping effective coordination and liaison with various ministries and departments.

President of Pakistan conferred FPCCI’s Pride of Pakistan Awards to Pak-Arab Refinery; Reliance Petrochem; Zakir Khan & Bros; Haji Muhammad Rice Mills and Shan Foods.

Achievement awards were presented in Gold, Silver & Bronze categories to the top performing companies; coupled with awards for social welfare and healthcare categories to encourage social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and healthcare service providers to the masses free of cost.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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