Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front urges business community to play their role in a vibrant manner for economic revival of the country

Lahore, May 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has urged the business community to play their role in a vibrant manner for the economic revival of the country and urged them to forward whatever proposal they have for making the upcoming budget business friendly in real terms.

The PIAF Chairman Malik Tahir Javed was speaking at a function arranged All Pakistan Cottage Industry and Small Trade Association here at a local hotel on Tuesday. PIAF Senior Vice Chairman Khamis Saeeed Butt and Chairman All Pakistan Cottage Industry and Small Trade Association Ghulam Sarwar Malik also spoke on the occasion.

The PIAF Chairman said that the new government decision to accord economy top priority has restored the confidence of the business community. He said that the PIAF has decided to extend maximum cooperation to the government for early execution of its economic revival plan and for the purpose it would send a set of subject specific proposals very soon.

Malik Tahir Javed said that the shortage of gas and electricity had caused irreparable loss to the SMEs and cottage industry therefore the business community would work hand in hand with the government electricity generation.

He, however, hoped that the government would utilize its best abilities to tackle fast mounting circular debt.

The PIAF Chairman said that the private sector is engine of growth and would play its role for bringing down graph of unemployment that has gone out of proportions due to wrong and illogical policies of the previous government.

“Had the private sector been taken on board by the previous government, the economic situation would have been quite satisfactory today.”

Speaking on the occasion, the PIAF Senior Vice Chairman Khamis Saeed Butt assured their full cooperation to the cottage industry for its revival. He said that the PIAF would play its role for the early establishment of Cottage City.

Earlier, the Chairman All Pakistan Cottage Industry and Small Trade Association Ghualm Sarawar Malik said that the PIAF should ask authorities for provision of uninterrupted supply of electricity to small businesses that are backbone of the large-scale industry.

Chairman All Pakistan Cottage Industry and Small Traders Association Ghulam Sarwar Malik, President Mcleod Road Traders Association Javed Bhatti, General Secretary Arshad Butt, President Industrial Sewing Machine Manufacturers Association Tahir Butt, President Sewing Machine Javed Iqbal, President Ferozepur Road Traders Association Athar Ali Kazmi, General Secretary Plastic Shoe Makers Association Khawaja Ijaz, President Bakers Association Mazhar Iqbal Butt, General Secretary Autoparts Manufacturers Association Mominpura Khalid Mahmood, General Secretary Autoparts Daroghawala Mian Fayyaz, President Truck Association Fayyaz Association, Senior Vice President Mall Road Traders Association Farooq Azad, Muhammad Ali of Eden Plaza Traders Association, President Cold Storage Association Mian Muhammad Farooq, General Secretary Shoe Makers Association Akhter Hussain, Zonal Chairman Cottage Industry and Small Traders Association Bilal Ganj Atif Bilal were prominent amongst the others.

For more information, Contact:
Khalil-ur-Rehman
Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front
110/s Kot Lakhpat Industrial Estate
Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: (92) 42 5123522
Fax: (92) 42 5123522
Email: Info@piaf.pk

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