Economic revival is top priority, says Suri
All Pakistan Business Forum invites National Assembly deputy speaker to its upcoming moot.
November 28, 2020 10:35 AM
National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has said that the government is striving hard to get over the financial crisis.
Talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) at his office on Friday, Suri assured the delegates of his all-out support for giving a boost to business activities.
Forum President Syed Maaz Mahmood, Secretary-General Khurram Niaz Khan and Ilyas Khalil were the participants of the meeting. Syed Maaz apprised Suri of APBF’s upcoming business moot to promote country’s soft image and invited him.
The deputy speaker said the revival of the economy is government’s top priority. He said the business community has an important role to play for the purpose. He shared with the delegates his government’s measures for economic revival, saying that the government took steps to create an investment-friendly environment.
Suri stated Pakistan has faced numerous challenges during the past few years due to which business community has also suffered a lot. He appreciated the APBF for playing part in national development and Suri suggested the delegates should participate in the standing committees on trade, finance and economy.
He assured them of addressing their concerns and stressed the need for joining hands for the cause, saying that the government has also ensured the continuation of business activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is the sign of the commitment of the government.
He said the support and contribution of the business community to fight coronavirus enabled the government to control the disease. The APBF delegation briefed the deputy speaker about the forum’s objectives and offered cooperation for improving the economic structure and business environment in the country.
Maaz Mahmood said that the Forum is planning to organise a conference to promote the soft image of Pakistan’s economy on national and international forums. He said the APBF understands that government is fully utilizing all its possible resources to revive the economy. He praised the government’s initiative for power tariff cut for the SMEs.
He said the APBF is ready to work closely with the government to resolve all industrial issues for further ease of doing business and to enhance exports and revive growth momentum.