Busi­ness­men wel­come Prime Min­is­ter's re­solve to fight ter­ror­ism

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Re­porter

Traders and busi­ness com­mu­nity here Tues­day wel­comed the Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif's re­solve to fight ter­ror­ism till com­plete elim­i­na­tion of men­ace. Ex­press­ing their views on the Prime Min­is­ter's tele­vised ad­dress to the na­tion, the busi­ness­men and in­dus­tri­al­ists called for main­tain­ing con­stant and ef­fec­tive li­ai­son among all the de­part­ments con­cerned.

They as­sured that traders and busi­ness com­mu­nity would stand shoul­der to shoul­der with the gov­ern­ment in all its ef­forts for elim­i­na­tion of ter­ror­ism. La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (LCCI) Pres­i­dent Sheikh Muham­mad Ar­shad, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Haider and Vice Pres­i­dent Nasir Saeed told APP that en­tire busi­ness com­mu­nity stood firm along with the gov­ern­ment and the whole na­tion in their ef­forts for up­root­ing the twin mon­sters of ter­ror­ism and ex­trem­ism. Wel­com­ing the PM's de­ter­mi­na­tion to flush out ter­ror­ists and bring their fa­cil­i­ta­tors to jus­tice, the LCCI of­fice-bear­ers ex­pressed the re­solve that busi­ness and trade com­mu­nity would not de­sist from their part to play in the sa­cred cause of sav­ing the hu­man­ity from the bru­tal and nasty ter­ror­ists.

They also ex­pressed their pro­found grief and sor­row over the loss of in­no­cent lives in the re­cent bar­baric in­ci­dent of Gul­shan- e- Iqbal Park, adding that coward acts of ter­ror­ists could not un­der­mine Pak­ista­nis de­ter­mi­na­tion for purg­ing the moth­er­land of ter­ror­ists.

While, Pak­istan In­dus­trial and Traders As­so­ci­a­tions Front ( PIAF) Chair­man Ir­fan Iqbal Sheikh, Se­nior Vice Chair­man Tan­veer Ahmed Sufi and Vice Chair­man Khawaja Shahzeb Akram were of the view that Prime Min­is­ter's ad­dress to the na­tion gave new courage to the masses for elim­i­na­tion of ter­ror­ism and ex­trem­ism. The PIAF of­fice-bear­ers said the gov­ern­ment had al­ready been mak­ing hec­tic ef­forts to curb all kinds of ter­ror­ism and ter­ror­ists from the coun­try.

They added that Karachi op­er­a­tion and Zarb-e-Azb had en­sured land­mark achieve­ments in knock­ing down the ter­ror­ists and their fa­cil­i­ta­tors, how­ever, a lot had yet to be done for com­plete elim­i­na­tion of this men­ace. They said that traders and in­dus­tri­al­ist com­mu­nity would make ev­ery en­deavor and play their due role in sup­port­ing the gov­ern­ment and Armed Forces' ef­forts aimed at en­sur­ing to­tal peace in the coun­try.

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