ISLAMABAD: PML-N senior leader and former Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and congratulated Zubair Ahmed Malik on being elected as Chairman Founder Group of ICCI.
Speaking at the occasion, Zafar Ali Shah said that over 90 percent issues of trade and industry in Islamabad were related to CDA and urged that the civic body should pay close attention to resolving their key issues. He said that being the federal capital, Islamabad was the face of Pakistan, but the state of development in markets and industrial areas was not up to the required standards. He emphasized that CDA should develop all commercial and industrial areas on model lines that would help in promoting business activities and strengthening the local economy. He said Zubair Ahmed Malik has already rendered useful services for the business community as President of ICCI and FPCCI and hoped that as Chairman Founder Group, he would further strengthen unity among business community and play more effective role for the promotion of local trade and industry.
Zubair Ahmed Malik, Chairman, Founder Group said that majority of business community in Pakistan belonged to small traders’ segment and urged that government should announce special package in coming budget for the benefit of small traders. He said under the guidance of Founder Group, ICCI has developed strong liaison with local markets to know about the issues of traders and to take up them with relevant authorities for redress. He thanked Zafar Ali Shah for congratulating him and hoped that he would always support the efforts of ICCI aimed at resolving problems of local business community.
Speaking at the occasion, Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that a new industrial estate was badly needed in Islamabad to promote industrialization and investment. He urged that CDA should fully cooperate with ICCI in its efforts for the establishment of new industrial estate in this region. He lauded the services of Zubair Ahmed Malik for the business community and hoped that he would guide ICCI to play more effective role for serving the cause of business community. Muhammad Naveed Malik Senior Vice President, Nisar Mirza Vice President ICCI and others also spoke at the occasion and lauded the services of Zubair Ahmed Malik for trade and industry.