Businessman panel sweeps all FPCCI seats in biennial election
LAHORE: The Businessman Panel, the largest alliance of traders, on Wednesday for 5th consecutive term swept all top slots of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI),an apex body of chambers in the country,in biennial election held today for next term 2011-2012.
Presidential candidate, Senator,Haji Ghulam Ali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
other candidates for the seats of Vice Presidents from Punjab,Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces include, Mian Tariq Shafi,Aamir Atta Bajwa,Khalid Tawab,Usman Chakura while its two other candidates for association class seats namely Fazal Elahi from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Muhammad Usman from Sindh returned unopposed.
Akbar Khan, another candidate of Businessman Panel for Vice Presidentship from Pakhtunkhaw province contesting against chamber class seat today defeated his arch rival by 40 per cent votes polled while the election between Ghulam Farooq and Dr.M.Aslam from Baluchistan for last seat of VP was upheld on the High Court's orders.
Veteran trade leader,Cochairman Businessmen Panel,(the ruling group in
FPCCI) and Vice President SAARC CCI Pakistan chapter Iftikhar Ali Malik told newsmen today that once again entire business community across the country had reposed full confidence in the leadership of businessman panel (BP) led by Tariq Sayeed for pursuing better policies and properly safeguarding interest of traders at local,national and international levels. He said that by the grace of Allah,BP for the last one decade has been successfully advocating the just cause of business community and always upheld the traders in high esteem.
He said that BP would continue to protect the interests of the business community across the country in a better way than past. Malik said all candidates were nominated with consensus on merit in true democratic manner by his group keeping in view their professional standing in the private sector. -App