Govt playing supportive role for businesses: Nasir
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The government is all set to play a supportive role for businesses for the economic wellbeing of the county.
These views were expressed by Chief Minister Punjab's Coordinator for Business and Trade Affairs Nasir Bashir Salman while addressing a meeting at the Lahore Chamber.
LCCI Acting President Mian Rehman Aziz Chan, Vice President Haris Ateeq, Former Vice Presidents Kashif Anwar, Zeeshan Khalil, Executive Committee Members Mian Atiqur Rehman, Imran Bashir, Dr. Riaz Iqbal and business representatives in large numbers were present on the occasion.
Nasir Bashir said that the aim of the present government was to provide maximum facilities to the business community. He said that the government did not interfere in the working of the business community. He said that a desk of the Board of Revenue would be set up in Lahore Chamber soon.
Acting President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mian Rehman Aziz Chan congratulated Nasir Salman on becoming Chief Minister Punjab's Coordinator for Business and Commerce Affairs and said that Lahore Chamber of Commerce has addressed the issues facing its esteemed members and business community of Lahore. Has always raised its voice and pointed out these problems at the government level for their solution. While the government always gives full importance to the suggestions and demands put forward by the Lahore Chamber in favor of creating a business friendly environment in the city.
He said that the price of land in Punjab has skyrocketed in the present Industrial States. Recently, SME policy has been introduced by the government. The provincial government should play an active role in implementing this policy at the provincial level to facilitate land acquisition for SMEs in the province.
He said that water tariff for industrial and commercial use in Lahore should be adjusted according to other cities. He said that LDA charges 20% of commercial value as per DC rate for conversion of land used by the existing industry which is very high and this fee is an impediment to the growth of the industry, it should be abolished.
The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) should be represented in the Provincial Boards and District Administration Committees on Industry for timely resolution of issues related to business affairs of the city.
Vice President LCCI Haris Ateeq said that a committee was set up on the tax issue, but the issue is still pending and no significant progress has been made. He said that the Punjab government should play its role for installation of water treatment plants in industrial units.