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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that the country’s economy was improving and foreign investment was coming to Pakistan due to the government’s prudent policies.

He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) led by its President Dr Khurram Tariq on Thursday.

The delegation comprised FCCI Senior Vice President Dr Sajjad Arshad and Vice President Haji Muhammad Aslam Bhali, Executive Members Muhammad Asim, Haji Abdul Raf, Mian Muhammad Tayyab, Dr Ejaz Nisar, Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry, ex-president Muzamil Sultan, ex-vice president Bilal Waheed Sheikh, ex-executive members Sheikh Muhammad Fazil, Amjad Ali Amjad, Nighat Shahid and Sobia Aqeel.

The Governor further said that traders and industrialists were the backbone of any country’s economy, adding that the PML-N government has always taken steps to facilitate the business community and solved their problems on priority basis.

“The government was taking all possible measures for the development of trade and industry, as these sectors not only lead to economic development but also provide employment to many families. Promotion of technical and vocational education was very important for providing skilled manpower to the industries,” he added.

On this occasion, the Governor asked the FCCI President to prepare a working plan for setting up a modern IT centre on a plot of Faisalabad Chamber in M3 Industrial Estate. He promised to convey the problems of the business community of Faisalabad to the concerned departments of the provincial government and recommendations for solving the problems related to the federation will be sent to the relevant departments of the federal government.

On the occasion, FCCI President Dr Khurram Tariq said that exports could be increased manifold by providing a favourable environment to the business community, adding that the government should prepare a comprehensive, systematic and integrated development plan, especially for the SME sector.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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