Govt’s, business community objectives are same: Khaqan

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By Commerce Reporter

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with the business and trade community, to discuss on positive objectives of the government for the economic growth, at Governor House, here yesterday. During a meeting with the leading businessmen from KCCI, FPCCI and Pakistan Business Council, PM said, If the business community did not grow, the government would not be able to achieve its objectives. PM assured the business community that their proposals for economic growth and increase in investment would be honoured, but the need is to work in unison for achievement of the shared objectives. Collectively, we can resolve the issues confronting us. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair, Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Governor State Bank of Pakistan and Chairman FBR were also present during the meeting. Khaqan said there is much potential in the economic and trade sectors and stressed upon the coordinated efforts to tap this potential for progress and prosperity of the country. In the wake of smooth transition, the Cabinet took oath and the government started functioning immediately, which was good for democracy and has renewed confidence of the business community. Prime Minister said that the PML-N government would carry forward the policies made under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said the PML-N government after evolving consensus among all the stakeholders, and due to the unmatched sacrifices of the law enforcement and security agencies has restored peace and glory of the financial hub of the country. “We will ensure to consolidate the gains on the security front and ensure that economic and trade activities further grow,” he added. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while appreciating the candid views of the business leaders said that he was extremely happy and thankful to be among the business community in his first visit to Karachi. Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said the security policy initiated under the former Prime Minister would be pursued with full vigour. The security gains would be further consolidated, he added. The members of the business community congratulated the prime minister on assuming the his office and thanked him for the meeting on his first maiden visit to Karachi.

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