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“The avail­abil­ity of cheaper skilled and un­skilled labour, low priced land as com­pared to other re­gional coun­tries and an in­fra­struc­ture of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards would def­i­nitely cre­ate a win- win sce­nario for global in­vestors.”

Ir­fan Qaiser Sheikh, Pres­i­dent, LCCI “Gov­ern­ment must de­velop strong co­or­di­na­tion with a businessman to boost up their moral and con­fi­dence, an­nounc­ing and im­ple­ment­ing a sus­tain­able and long term poli­cies.”

Yas­sar Sakhi Butt, Pres­i­dent, ICCI

“Au­to­ma­tion is the only way to en­sure trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion and steer the coun­try out of the fis­cal mess. Rein­tro­duc­tion of semi­au­to­matic and man­ual clear­ance pro­ce­dures was a blow to the trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion ef­forts, which is re­sult­ing in de­lays, penal­ties, lost busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­duced com­pet­i­tive­ness.” Tariq Mah­mood, Chair­man, Stand­ing Com­mit­tees on Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and Law and Or­der, FPCCI “It all stems from the in­nate power of ed­u­ca­tion. Ed­u­ca­tion drives in­tel­lec­tual ca­pac­ity build­ing, which drives abil­ity to know right from wrong which in turn drives over­all gov­er­nance of a coun­try. Ed­u­ca­tion en­hances the abil­ity to think and de­cide which in turns gives the masses the abil­ity to vote in qual­i­fied peo­ple. Ed­u­ca­tion drives in­no­va­tion, val­ues, abil­ity to see the fu­ture and so­lu­tion based think­ing, which in turn drives eco­nomic growth.”

Saad Aman­ul­lah Khan, CEO, Gil­lette Pak­istan Ltd. “What we have here is a gold mine, more than just an iron mine. I be­lieve this is what ev­ery­one else will even­tu­ally re­al­ize. Ul­ti­mately the eco­nomic in­ter­ests of ev­ery­one in the re­gion in­clud­ing Pak­istan will take prece­dence.”

CS Verma, Chair­man, Steel Au­thor­ity of In­dia “Com­pa­nies like Google, Face­book, Ya­hoo and Mi­crosoft are ex­pand­ing their data col­lec­tion tech­niques and they are not telling con­sumers and cit­i­zens why. In­creas­ingly a sys­tem has been cre­ated that tracks us wher­ever we go, what­ever we do, and sells us to the high­est bid­der.”

Jef­frey Ch­ester, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Democ­racy

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