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Businessmen should work with govt as partners: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan holding Media Talk in Karachi on July 10, 2019

Businessmen should work with govt as partners: PM Imran

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the government was fully facilitating the business community, as it wanted to end poverty and accelerate the economic process in the country.

He said the country’s economy could not be run on the previous pattern and called upon the business community to help the government in achieving its economic objectives.

The prime minister was talking to delegations of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), and the Automotive Parts Association, who called on him here in Karachi.

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Karachi earlier today along with his economic team on a daylong visit. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi, Federal Minister Hammad Azhar, Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Institutional Reforms Ishrat Hussain, Board of Investment Chairman Syed Zubair Haider Gilani, Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi, and State Bank Governor Reza Baqir accompanied the prime minister.

Speaking to the delegations, the prime minister said he had arrived in Karachi to address their issues and find immediate solutions to them.

The FPCCI delegation included SM Munir, Daru Khan Achakzai, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Ghazanfar Bilour, Zubair Tufail, Tariq Haleem, Khalid Tawab and Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir whereas the KCCI delegation consisted of Siraj Qasim Teli, Junaid Ismail Makda, Khurram Shahzad, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooqi, Anjum Nisar, Haroon Aagar, Shamim Ahmed Firpu, and Ali GG.

The delegation from the Automotive Parts Association comprised representatives of Toyota Indus Motors, Pak Suzuki Motors, Hino Pak Motors, Isuzu Motors, Master Motors, Atlas Honda Motors, and Faw Motors.

During the meeting, the delegations presented their recommendations over tax system reforms, price hike control, and control over smuggling, ease of doing business, investment promotion, employment opportunities and revenue generation.

During his visit, the prime minister is also expected to be briefed on the ongoing development project in Karachi in a meeting at the Governor House, where he will also meet party leaders and members of the provincial assembly