Industry in Pakistan focusing on compatibility due to CPEC: LCCI president

LAHORE: Industrialists in Pakistan have started reshaping their units to make them compatible with others after launching of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Malik Tahir Javed said this while speaking in an television program here on Monday.

“I myself have started making my industrial units more advanced as I know that there is no way out but to get compatibility. It’s a must for our survival; those industrialists and businessmen who will not understand dynamics of the CPEC era, they will face losses and may not be able to survive in the future,” he said.

He said that lazy and inefficient persons could not survive anywhere and same is the case of business and industry.

Malik Tahir Javed said that someone who remains inefficient, ignorant, incompatible or lazy have no right to demand or expect good outcome of his activities.

“I don’t feel that the apprehensions being expressed by some elements regarding CPEC have any truth. In my view the benefits and opportunities of CPEC are so heavy that they have made issues attached with it meaningless.”

He, however, said that Pakistani officials and businessmen while making deals with their counterparts in China, should have properly protected their interests and then acted upon it in letter and spirit to share benefits. He said that he knew his friends in Gwader and other parts of the country, who have become millionaires after the launch of CPEC. “There are my friends in Gwader Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who have earned a lot because of CPEC,” he said. These are the benefits our people have started reaping, he added.

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