Business persons urged to promote activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Chinese pattern
PESHAWAR, Feb.9,(Gwadar Pro)-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani on Tuesday afternoon urged business people to promote activities inside the province following the Chinese pattern.
Addressing the Business Performance Awards ceremony organized under the auspices of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (FPCCI) Regional Office, Ghani stressed for enhancing regional trade.
“The enhancement of trade among Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan would help strengthen the economies. The increase in trade would also help alleviate poverty and generate employment opportunities,"he added.
The Provincial Assembly Speaker maintained that the promotion of trade and industries helps establishing peace and will usher in socioeconomic revolution.
“I will play the role of an ambassador for the business community, to initiate a one-window operation for the facilitation of investors to promote business activities following the Chinese pattern. China is leading in business due to their policies and system,"he contended.
Ghani urged government officials to abandon the old bureaucratic style and extend cooperation to the business community in a democratic manner. He warned that if bureaucrats fail in adopting business friendly policies, then the government will take action against them.
He said that very soon, a consultative meeting with the business community will be convened under the leadership of Haji Ghulam Ali in the Assembly Secretariat to evolve a joint strategy for the resolution of their problems.
During the ceremony, the FPCCI President Nasir Hayat Magoon and Vice President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) were given awards for their services for business community and enhancement of exports while presidents and vice presidents of Swabi, Chitral, Mardan, Lower Dir, Peshawar Chamber of Small Traders and Industries (PCSTI), Charsadda, Dera Ismail Khan, Nowshera, Kohat, Mohmand, Abbottabad and Haripur Chambers, Women Chamber (Charsadda), Women Chamber (Mardan), Markazi Tanzim-e-Tajiran, Hattar Industrial Association, Marble Association and Chairman, All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association were given Achievement Awards.
Government officials and traders were also awarded for their services for industries and trade.