Effort on for socio-economic development: Kh. Saad
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that government was well aware of the problems of business community and was undertaking every effort for socio-economic development of trade and industry people. He was talking to Pakistan Industrialists & Traders Associations
Front (PIAF) leaders and members at a reception hosted by the Front's member Chaudhry Zulfiqar Nazir here at Model Town last Monday night. The Federal Minister added that government aimed at boosting trade activities and facilitating the business community. Work was in progress round the clock and hopefully, most of problems of business community would be resolved including energy crisis, the mother of all economic problems, by the end of 2018. He said, "We have put the system on track and with the help and understanding of private sector, we will definitely overcome the problems of business community in stages." The Federal Minister underscored the need for proactive role of private sector in assisting the government in formulation of congenial policies and afterwards, ensuring the continuity of those policies.
While, the PIAF Chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh welcomed the government's stance and said that business community always stood with the government but this community must not be involved in non-business activities and all issues must be tackled on table with mutual understandings. He was of the view that government's initiatives could only be successful if seconded by business community so the business community must be taken aboard before finalizing the policies. In his speech, former PIAF & LCCI President Muhammad Ali Mian said that today's Pakistan was better than that of year 2013, and it would be far better by the end of year 2018, as a number of energy and infrastructural development projects would be completed till then.