KARACHI: Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Defence Productions, Senator Lt.-Gen (Retired) Abdul Qayyum Khan has said the government’s first priority is to reduce load-shedding and all efforts are being made to plan and execute renewable and hydel energy projects to curtail the prices.
He was addressing the business community at Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) here on Monday, says FPCCI statement.
The Senator, from the ruling party PML-N, was received by the President FPCCI Zubair F. Tufail and Vice President Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, senior business leader Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig along with other business leaders.
The business leaders raised certain issues and difficulties being faced by the business community. He invited practical suggestions for resolution of their issues. The business community through their associations and chambers should act as think-thank for the government in formulating the national policies especially for promoting trade and industries. He agreed to FPCCI leadership’s proposal that the tenure of elected body in all federations and chambers of commerce and industry be at least two years.
“ This is a valid suggestion. It will surely be conveyed to the Government,” he reaffirmed. He said the country’s real strength lied in the present democratic dispensation, independent judiciary, free media and potent armed forces.
He said the government was determined to get the projects like China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) completed within the stipulated time.