Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes Mandviwalla’s appointment as Finance minister

Islamabad, February 25, 2013 (PPI-OT): A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by its President, Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari have a meeting with Mr. Saleem H.Mandviwalla, newly appointed Federal Minister for Finance and congratulated Mandviwalla on his new portfolio.

Mr.Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI said that business community of Federal Capital welcomed the appointment of Saleem Mandviwalla as the Federal Minister for Finance by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari.

He said that Mandviwalla brought a rich background of experience with him, including having served as both Chairman of the Board of Investment and Minister of State for Finance, and also being a successful businessman himself.

Therefore, the business community of the country expected that Mandviwalla would be able to understand their concerns, given that he was himself a member of the business community as well as served as President of the Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry before he was inducted as chairman of the Board of Investment.

Mr.Bakhtawari said that Mandviwalla had very recently visited the Islamabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry where he lent a patient ear to the issues raised by the country’s leading businessmen and promised to tackle them proactively.

ICCI President expressed hope that Mandviwalla in his new capacity would take steps to attract foreign investment as well as promote local investment. Mr.Bakhtawari said that he has not only in depth awareness of the financial constraints faced by Pakistan but also understands the FBR tax issues of the business community.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Saleem H.Mandviwalla, newly appointed Federal Minister for Finance said that he would try to put the economy of the country on right track in his short tenure. He said that he would also resolve the issue of unnecessary harassment of taxpayers that have tended to discourage tax compliance in our country.

Mr.Tariq Sadiq, Mr.Abdul Rauf, Mr.Zubair Ahmed Malik, Mr.Khalid Javaid, former Presidents of ICCI, Mr.Amin-ur-Rehman, Executive member and Mr.Ishtiaq Qureshi, Former Vice President of ICCI were also present on the occasion.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526 and 225 3145
Fax: +9251 225 2950

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