Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry condemns attack on Justice Maqbool’s convoy

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Zubair Ahmed Malik, President FPCCI, who is on a visit abroad, Mr. Gulzar Firoz, Acting President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Mr. S M Muneer, former President FPCCI and senior business leader and FPCCI’s Vice Presidents Mr. Shaheen Ilyas Sarwana, Mr. Azhar Saeed Butt, Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mr. Naveed Jan Baloch, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Khan, Mr. Muhammad Zafar Jalil Khan, and Mrs. Rukhsana Jahangir Khokhar have condemned the attack on the convoy of Sindh High Court Justice Maqbool Baqar, which has led to the tragic loss of life of several people, and injuries of several others, including Justice Maqbool.

The FPCCI leadership has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating state of law and order in the country, and has called upon the government and law enforcement agencies to take strict action to control the situation before it gets out of control. They said that such type of terrorist activities can only be carried out by inhuman mercenaries who have an anti-Pakistan agenda and are bent upon creating an adverse image of Pakistan around the world.

While condemning the incident they said that Karachi is highly affected with the law and order situation; and despite the fact that it is contributing more than 60 percent in the national exchequer has been completely left at the mercy of militants.

Such massive incidents have tarnished the image of Pakistan in the eyes of international community. Such criminal activities and terrorism will discourage foreign businessmen to visit Pakistan and will have serious effects on our exports. The businessmen reiterated that the business community would continue to extend support to the state to weed out terrorism and extremism.

For more information, contact:
Syed Masood Alam Rizvi
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi,
Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +9221 3587 4332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

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