ISLAMABAD: Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafique Rajwana Monday congratulated business leader Iftikhar Ali Malik for his sixth -time election as SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Pak chapter and hoped that he will continue to exploit his potentials for the promotion of trade and industry in South Asia especially Pakistan.
In a statement issued here today, the Governor said that the election of Malik is a proof of his untiring efforts for the business community of the region.The measures taken by him as Vice President SAARC Chamber for the promotion of regional trade speaks volumes of his business acumen, he said.
He said that the efforts of Malik will go a long way in bringing the SAARC countries closer and enhancing trade among all the member states.
Patron-in-Chief United Business Group (UBG) S.M Muneer also greeted Iftikhar and said Malik is incarnation of virtue and honesty and a true patriot who has been working for the better image of the country besides safeguarding the interests of the business community. He said he is much optimistic that under his dynamic leadership, trade among the SAARC countries will be improved and all hurdles will be removed in this regard.
FPCCI President Ghazanfar Bilour also congratulated Iftikhar Ali Malik and said the member states of SAARC are still far from their goal of regional economic integration. It is important to build a sound foundation without which the goal of South Asian Economic Union would only remain a dream. “Efforts should also be made to accelerate tariff liberalisation program. It is imperative to develop and forge regional cooperation in different areas, though implementation would primarily require strong will and commitment shown by all the heads of states” he added.